SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Khosrau III or V.
|Sale: CNG 66, Lot: 905. Estimate $400.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 19 May 2004.
Sold For $460. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 629-631 or 631-633 AD. AR Drachm (3.69 gm). WYHC mint. Dated year 2 (630 or 632 AD). 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. Göbl I/1; Alram 930. Darly toned, good VF, light porosity, reverse encrustation. Rare. ($400)From the Bellaria Collection.
See Malek, "A Survey of Research on Sasanian Numismatics," NumChron
1993, pg. 239, for a discussion on the attribution of this issue.