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Sasanian Kingdom – 488 AD

King Kavād I

From Ancient Galleries

Obverse: Bust of Kavād I facing right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent, korymbos set on crescent, pearled earrings and necklace. Kavād's name in right field.
Reverse: Central fire altar column with hanging ribbons; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. Mint and date in the fields to the right and left.

LEGEND
Obv: Bust of King Kavād (Kavādh) I facing right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent, korymbos set on crescent, pearled earrings and necklace. Two crescents on each shoulder with ribbons rising from each arm; 5-point star behind crown. Kavād’s name (in Pahlavi) written upwards in field to the right. Rev: Central fire altar column with hanging ribbons; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. Mint legend in field right of the right attendant, date of year in field left of the left attendant.

 

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DOCUMENTATION
Value: Drachm. Metal: AR Silver. Weight: 4.13 grams. Mint: LYW (Rēv-Ardaxšīr) mint. . Date: Struck 488-497 AD.
Attribution: Robert Göbl, Sylloge Nummorum Sasanidarum, Type I/1; Sunrise 958-9 (different mint); Saeedi 284 (date variation).

Legend, Documentation and Attribution

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