ITEM #20193 SASANIAN (ANCIENT Persia), Hephtalite imitation of King Varhran V (AD 420-438), AR DRACHM, AS for Mint, similar to Sellwood 45. or GÖBL SN I/2 (G-157)

Ancient Coins - ITEM #20193 SASANIAN (ANCIENT Persia), Hephtalite imitation of King Varhran V (AD 420-438), AR DRACHM, AS for Mint,  similar to Sellwood 45. or GÖBL SN I/2 (G-157)
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                   SASANIAN EMPIRE                       
 
                                                                          Hephtalite imitation of King Varhran in the East


Ruler's name & His Reign: Varhran V (Bahram Gor) AD 420-438 بهرام پنجم ( گور)
Mint: AS
Date: No Date (but before AD 427)
Metal & Denomination: silver AR drachm
Size: 28 mm.
Weight: 3.73 gr.
Obverse:  Bust right on floral ornament wearing mural crown with korymbos set on crescent
Reverse:  two guards on either side of the fire altar. Pahlavi legend,
Reference: similar to Sellwood #45 var, similar to GÖBL SN I/2 (G-157)
 
Notes:
 
The son of Yazdegerd I, Bahram was exiled at an early age to the Lahkmid court inal-Hira, where he was raised under the tutelage of the Lakhmid kings. After the assassination of Yazdegerd I, Bahram hurried to the Sasanian capital of Ctesiphon with a Lakhmid army, and won the favour of the nobles and priests, according to a long-existing popular legend, after withstanding a trial against two lions.
Bahram V's reign was generally peaceful, with two brief wars—first against his western neighbours, theEastern Roman Empire, and then against his eastern neighbors, the Hephthalites, who were disturbing the Sasanian eastern provinces. It was also during his reign that the Arsacid line of Armenia was replaced by a marzban (governor of a frontier province, "margrave"), which marked the start of a new era in Armenia, known in Armenian historiography as the "Marzpanate period" for more please see:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahram_V
Ancient Coins - ITEM #20193 SASANIAN (ANCIENT Persia), Hephtalite imitation of King Varhran V (AD 420-438), AR DRACHM, AS for Mint,  similar to Sellwood 45. or GÖBL SN I/2 (G-157)
Prix SKU: 20193
US$ 95.00
  • € 79.90
  • £ 68.45
  • AUD 126.40
  • CHF 87.51
  • CAD 117.90

Cotation au: 06/21/21

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