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E-auction 196-125918 - SASSANIAN - SASSANIAN KINGDOM - KHUSRO II Drachme

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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 38 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 16 January 2017 14:02:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Drachme 
Date an 31 (621-622 
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain 
Metal : silver 
Diameter : 30  mm
Orientation dies : 3  h.
Weight : 3,66  g.
Coments on the condition : Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure importante, mais lisible et identifiable. Patine foncée 
Catalogue references : Göbl215  - Mit.- 
Historical background
Obverse legend : Légende en pehlvi .
Obverse description : Buste de Chosroès II couronné à droite, surmonté d'un casque ailé entouré d'un double grènetis avec trois étoiles surmontant des croissants .
Reverse legend : Légende en pehlvi .
Reverse description : Pyrée (autel du feu) ; les flammes s’élèvent au-dessus de la table, soutenue par un pilier central, des rubans pendent à l’extérieur ; de chaque côté de l’autel, un servant ; l’autel est accosté d’une étoile et d’un croissant ; le tout entouré d'un triple grènetis, au-dessus quatre croissants surmontés d'étoiles .

Sassanids - UNITED Sassanid - Chosroes II


Chosroes II (Khusro) is the grand-son of Chosroes I (531-579) and the enemy of Justinian I (527-565). Successor to his father Hormizd IV (579-590), the last great Sassanian king. Ally Maurice Tiberius (582-602) and learning the latter's assassination, he invaded the Byzantine Empire but the Sassanid kingdom succumbed under the combined blows of the Byzantines, who won a great victory in 628, the Avars and especially Muslims. Omar (634-644), Commander of the Faithful, took Ctesiphon in 636 and Jerusalem two years later. The last Sassanid king was overthrown in 651.