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Ancient coins => Other ancients => Sassanian empire => Topic started by: Desibot on September 28, 2017, 08:26:53 AM

Title: Sasanian kings Vahram bahram coin
Post by: Desibot on September 28, 2017, 08:26:53 AM
Sasanian Kings. Vahram (Bahram) II, with Prince 3. AD 276-293. AR Drachm.
26.43mm, 4.07gm. Confronted busts of Vahram or Bahram right, wearing winged crown with korymbos, and Prince to the left, wearing kolah with boar’s head / Fire altar, flanked by two attendants, the left wearing winged crown with korymbos, the right with mural crown, fravahr symbol and crescent flanking flames.
SNS type III/1; Göbl type IV/1, Saeedi 152 var. (triple pellets to right of flames only), Sunrise 774 var. (triple pellets to right of flames only). Good Very fine, Very Rare
Title: Re: Sasanian kings Vahram bahram coin
Post by: Pellinore on October 15, 2017, 02:13:34 PM
Great coin, that I haven’t managed to find, so far.
— Paul
Title: Re: Sasanian kings Vahram bahram coin
Post by: Figleaf on October 16, 2017, 01:00:37 PM
The worn spots indicate that this coin was used as jewellery. Given your propensity to find fakes, I am wondering if this one isn't too good to be true, but I don't know enough of the series (I have seen only museum quality specimen) to go beyond that.

Peter
Title: Re: Sasanian kings Vahram bahram coin
Post by: Desibot on October 16, 2017, 11:07:15 PM
Hi regarding the coin it is confirmed genuine
Had it checked when in manchester few months back at Bonhams office in hale.

propensity i had to google  :o

Title: Re: Sasanian kings Vahram bahram coin
Post by: Figleaf on October 17, 2017, 03:00:59 AM
Congratulations. I am happy it turned out well.

Peter
Title: Re: Sasanian kings Vahram bahram coin
Post by: BACTRIANUMIS on February 18, 2018, 09:11:27 PM
I hope, Dear Desibot, you wouldn’t mind if I post scans of your coin here...because, me personally, I have some doubts in its authenticity: lines and surfaces are too smooth, weight is slightly low, artificial toning, rim surface looks odd..I think it is a modern fake from the same line of production:
https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=185206