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E-auction 210-137069 - SASANIAN - SASANIAN KINGDOM - SHAPUR I Drachme

SASANIAN - SASANIAN KINGDOM - SHAPUR I Drachme XF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 73 €
Maximum bid : 90 €
End of the sale : 24 April 2017 14:01:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 241-272
Mint name / Town : atelier indéterminé
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,21 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier à l’usure importante. Importantes traces cuivreuse visibles
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LÉGENDE EN PEHLVI.
Obverse description : Buste de Sapor Ier (Chapour) à droite, coiffé de sa couronne.
Obverse translation : (Adorateur de Mazda, le divin Shapur, Roi des Rois d’Iran qui est issu des Dieux).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE EN PEHLVI.
Reverse description : Buste de Sapor Ier (Shapur) au-dessus du pyrée (autel du feu) ; les flammes s’élèvent au-dessus de la table, soutenue par un pilier central, des rubans pendant à l’extérieur ; sur la colonne le mot (juste) ; de chaque côté de l’autel, un servant.
Reverse translation : (Le feu de Shapur).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Globe de la couronne richement décoré.

Historical background


Sassanids - UNITED Sassanid - I SAPOR

(241-272)

Sapor I (Shapur or) is the son of Ardashir I (224-241), whom he succeeded. It was the most implacable enemy of the Romans. He had to first evacuate Mesopotamia in 241 before signing a treaty very advantageous peace with Philip the Arab, the murderer and successor of Gordian III in 244/245. At the beginning of the reign of Valerian I, he invaded Syria for the first time in 253/254 before capturing the Emperor 260. Valerian I would have remained a prisoner of his winner for several years for him to step before finishing stuffed. He had to evacuate Antioch after the proclamation of Macrian and Quietus in 260. After 261 Odenath king of Palmyra, opposed the progress of Sapor, but he was assassinated in 266 or 267. Zenobia Vaballath his wife and his son initially continued the policy Odenath, then seceded from the Roman Empire. Sapor, upon his death in 272, was preparing a new campaign against the Romans.

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