[Medieval] SASANIAN KINGS. Khosrau III or V.
|Sale: CNG 69, Lot: 882. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2005.
Sold For $360. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 629-631 or 631-633 AD. AR Drachm (4.06 gm, 3h). WYHC mint. Dated RY 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. Good VF, toned, typical flat spots on reverse. Rare. ($400)
See Malek, "A Survey of Research on Sasanian Numismatics," NumChron
1993, p. 239, for a discussion on the attribution of this issue.