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bgr_590302 - SASANIAN - SASANIAN KINGDOM - KHOSROW II Drachme

SASANIAN - SASANIAN KINGDOM - KHOSROW II Drachme VF
100.00 €(Approx. 122.00$ | 86.00£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: an 3 (593)
Mint name / Town : Abrasharh (AB)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 4,03 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement tachée au revers. Joli buste. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


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.

Historical background


Sassanids - UNITED Sassanid - Chosroes II

(590-628)

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.

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