OBVERSE : GDH(Glory/Splendor) AFZUT(Increase) / HWSLWY(Khosro)
Shah crowned bust right.
REVERSE : tš‘ (9) / LYW (Rev Ardashir)
Zoroastrian altar flanked by two guards.
Beautiful Sasanian drachm in the name of Khosrow II Parviz(590 - 628 AD).
It was struck in the 9th year of his reign (598-599 AD) in the mint of Rev Ardashir(Khuzistan).
Issued before a coup d'etat lead by Phocas against Maurice in Constantinople that triggered the Persian-Byzantine war (602-628 AD).
Meanwhile in Arabia, born an important man for the future of Iran: Ali ibn Abi Talib.
|Date||9 of the regnal year (598-599 AD)|
|Diameter||33 mm * 31 mm|
|Grade||VF (Very Fine)|