OBVERSE : GDH(Glory/Splendor) / 'WHRMZD'(Hormizd)
Shah crowned bust right.
REVERSE : twmn' (8) / YZ (Yazd)
Zoroastrian altar flanked by two guards.
Beautiful Sasanian drachm in the name of Shah Hormizd IV Torkzad (579-590 AD).
It was struck in the 8th year of his reign (586-587 AD) in the mint of Yazd (Fars).
It was issued in the middle of his reign and during the Caucasus war against the Byzantine Empire of Maurice.
He wins this war and install Khosrow II son of Hormizd IV on the Sasanan throne.
|Date||8 of the regnal year (586/587 AD)|
|Diameter||29 mm * 28 mm|
|Grade||VF (Very Fine)|