Empire, Khusro II, Occupation of , 618 - 628 A.D.
During his temporary domination of , 618 - 628 A.D., Khusru allowed the mint to continue issuing the normal coinage, but substituted his portrait for the emperor's. The sun and moon replaced the , just as on coinage. It may seem strange that a Persian would wear a crown surmounted by a ; however, his wife Sira was a Christian, he was a benefactor of the of St. Sergius in Edessa, he honored the Virgin, and he sometimes wore a robe embroidered with a which he had received as a gift from the Emperor . The emperors resumed the imperial coinage of after their recapture of in 628 A.D.WA77071. Bronze 12 nummi,
Empire, Ardashir I, 224 - 241 A.D.
, II/5 and pl. 1, 7; 784 - 786, VF, porous, 12.263 g, maximum 27.2 mm, 270o, Ctesiphon mint, Pahlavi , "MaZDISN BaGi ARTaHShATER MaLKAN MaLKA AIRAN" (of the Worshipper of Mazda, the Divine Ardashir, of Kings or Iran); of Ardashir right with long beard, Parthian-style headdress with ear flaps; Pahlavi , "NURA ZI ARTaHShaTR" (Fire of Ardashir), fire-altar without attendants; in this condition; SOLD
, Tabarestan, Abbasid Governor Suleiman, 788 - 789 A.D.
Tabaristan, on the Southern coasts of Caspian sea, roughly corresponded to the modern Iranian provinces of Mazandaran, Golestan and northern Semnan. It was one of the last parts of to fall to the Muslim Conquest, maintaining resistance until 761. Even afterward, Tabaristan remained virtually independent of the Caliphate. By the 770s, the Dabuyan dynasty of Tabaristan was prosperous enough to mint coins under Umar ibn al-Ala (771 - 780).IS60712. Silver
, ; 434, 272, 280, 65, gVF, 1.706 g, maximum 25.3 mm, 315o, Tabaristan mint, 28 May 788 - 27 May 789 A.D.; AFTZWT GDH left, Arabic name "sulayman" right, crowned but replace by diamond enclosing the Arabic word "bakh," APD (excellent) and NWKW ( ) with stars and crescents in margin outside ; fire with two attendants; HPTSYYST (year 137 of the Post-Yazdegard Era) and TPURSTAN (mint), stars, crescents and groups of pellets outside ; SOLD
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