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Drachm of Sassanian, Khusru II

Silver drachm, 27mm, 3.01gm, issued AD 628. Yazd mint.

Obv: Draped crowned bust right.

Rev: Fire altar flanked by attendants.

Sellwood Type II. Khusru II initially lost his throne shortly after his accession. He fled to Byzantium and received help from the Emperor Maurice to regain Persia. He fought a war against Byzantium, seeking vengeance against Maurice's murderer Phocas. Finally Heraclius defeated the Persian armies.

1212GN12619   |   Very Fine   |   SOLD