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Offline Desibot

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Sasanian ?
« on: December 19, 2019, 06:01:30 PM »
Hi guys help with this please not seen this type before

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Offline jkk

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Re: Sasanian ?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2019, 06:33:07 PM »
Looks like coins of Khusru II, but I'm not very knowledgeable about Sassanian coinage.
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Offline Manzikert

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Re: Sasanian ?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2019, 10:47:49 PM »
It appears to be Kavad I, second reign 498-531 AD, Mint ST (Istakhr).

The date looks like 7 to me, but the second type is only used from year 13 so I must be wrong. Only years 12-40 are given in Sellwood: it could be a badly written 31, though I don't think so. We need someone more expert than me obviously!

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Re: Sasanian ?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2019, 02:18:27 AM »
Good ID. I agree, Kavad I, second reign, mint ST (Istakhr). There's a photo and info at

Sasanian Empire/Kavad I, 2nd reign)

Here's a table of regnal years.

Sasanian Dates

It looks to me like this coin's date might possibly have a 6 in it. Compare similarities with the 46 in the date table, though I think Kavad I's reign was only 43 years long. I agree that someone more expert than me in reading dates is needed.