Sassanian Persia Large Silver Coin // Khusro II, 590 - 627 CE
Sassanian, ancient Persia. King Khusro II, 590 - 627 CE. Large silver dirhem, Darabgird mint, struck Year 35. Crowned and cuirassed bust of Khusro facing right, zoroastrian astrological symbols: stars and crescents around perimeter; double border of dots, three stars within crescents around; "Afzut" in lower right margin / Holy fire-altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames; triple border of dots, four stars within crescents around / Zoroastrian astrological symbols. Choice Superb extremely fine!
1.25"L x 1.25"W x 0.03125"H
— Ex Pars Coins, Northern California
— Ref: Göbl type II/3; Sunrise 980 for type
— Coin Measures 34 mm
— Weight: 4.14 g
Accompanied by a hand-signed certificate of authenticity which includes all the details, culture, dating, motifs/inscriptions when applicable, historical relevance, and provenance.
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