OBVERSE : GDH(Glory/Splendor) AFZUT(Increase) / HWSLWY(Khosro)
Shah crowned bust right.
REVERSE : twmn' (8) / MY (Meshan)
Zoroastrian altar flanked by two guards.
Beautiful Sasanian drachm in the name of Khosrow II Parviz (590-628 AD).
It was struck in the 11th year of his reign (597-598 AD) in the mint of Meshan.
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||8 of the regnal year (597-598 AD)|
|Diameter||31 mm * 33 mm|
|Grade||VF (Very Fine)|