SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Hormizd V or VI [mule with Khusru II].
|Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 677. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004.
Sold For $560. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 631/2 AD. AR Drachm (3.83 gm). WYH (Veh-Ardashir) mint. Dated year 35 (of Khusru II = 625 AD). "Hormizd, may (he) strengthen (or prosper)" in Pahlavi, crowned and cuirassed bust right, ribbon over right shoulder; crescent and ribbon over left, stars flanking crown; monogram in left field / Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames, regnal year to left, mint signature to right. Cf. Göbl I (Hormizd)/3 (Khosrau); Paruck -; Alram -; MACW -; De Morgan -; cf. H.M. Malek, "An Unusual Drachm of the Sasanian King Hormizd V or VI," in NumChron 1993, pp. 46-7. Toned, good VF. Extremely rare; apparently second known. ($300)