First Known Dinar of Kavadh I
SASANIAN KINGS. Kavadh I.
|Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 402. Estimate $10000.
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008.
Sold For $18000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Third reign, AD 499-531. AV Dinar (4.06 g, 3h). AYL (Susa?) mint. Dated RY 41 (529/30). t1wk
, bust right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and korymbos
set on crescent, ribbons and crescents on shoulders; stars flanking crown / x x1y
to left, ly1
to right, fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. Cf. Göbl type II/2 (for type). EF. Unpublished and unique.
Only gold fractions were previously known for Kavadh, all of which are of Göbl type I/1 (cf. Göbl pl. 11, 182 and 184, and Saeedi AV 85-7).