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E-auction 331-246327 - SASANIAN - SASANIAN KINGDOM - VARHRAN V Drachme

SASANIAN - SASANIAN KINGDOM - VARHRAN V Drachme XF
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2019/08/19 14:01:30
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 420-438
Mint name / Town : Veh Ardashir (Séleucie du Tigre) (WH)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 4,12 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré. Beau portrait de Vahran V. Revers légèrement stylisé avec une frappe un peu brouillée. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : INSCRIPTION EN PEHLVI.
Obverse description : Buste de Varhran (Barhran) V couronné à droite, surmonté d'une couronne tourelée, surmontée d’un globe posé sur un croissant entouré d'un grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : INSCRIPTION EN PEHLVI.
Reverse description : Autel surmonté d’une tête humaine entre deux prêtres, du Soleil à gauche et de la Lune à droite, entouré d’un grènetis.

Commentary


L’autel prend la forme de la tête d’Ahura Mazda, ici très stylisé.

Historical background


Sassanids - UNITED Sassanid - VAHRAN V

(420-438)

Varhran V is the son of Yazgard I (399-420) whom he succeeded in 420. He will oppose the Emperor Theodosius II (401-450) and persecutes the Christians of his kingdom (Manicheans). His son succeeded him Yazdgard II.

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