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Offline Desibot

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Sasanian
« on: October 13, 2017, 07:11:26 PM »
Hi
Looks like Sasanian coin
But first time seen like this.

Any help would be great.
Thanks

Offline THCoins

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Re: Sasanian
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 07:30:14 PM »
Yes this is based on the Sasanian prototype, but slightly later.
Try to search for Vakhu Deva.

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Re: Sasanian
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 07:36:12 PM »
Thankyou

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Re: Sasanian
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 11:24:33 PM »
Very nice Vakhu Deva coin, one of the last Hindu pockets of resistance against the Arab islamitic conquerors. Dating from about 700-720 AD, Zabulistan. Canít spot it exactly, but many of these have a tiny plug of gold in the neck of the king. Where do you find all these different coins?
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Re: Sasanian
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2017, 04:58:00 AM »
Hi paul this coin does have the gold plug
Due to low resolution bit hard to spot

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Re: Sasanian
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2017, 10:16:12 AM »
Yes, I see it now. Look at the king's crown, it's a variation of that of Xusro II, but instead of the star at the top, it has an animal face. It is a Senmurv, a winged fable animal with a ferocious appearance (a peacock with the head of a dog and the claws of a lion) but a benevolent character. See the Encyclopaedia Iranica for various aspects of this bird.
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Re: Sasanian
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2017, 10:48:28 AM »
Yes i see that :) now that you mentioned it
 :D this coin is ace