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Offline Kingston

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Sasanian gold coinage overview
« on: September 20, 2022, 03:26:21 pm »
Hi everyone,

I was wondering whether there is an overview of sasanian gold coinage available somewhere. And I am particularly interested to get your views on what is most common/affordable. I would love to get a couple of gold coins of sasanian kings but following a quick search they seem to be in the $7k range. Would be helpful to know what I could aim for with my budget.

Many thanks,
Kingston

Offline Tracy Aiello

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Re: Sasanian gold coinage overview
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2022, 07:40:10 pm »
Hello Kingston,

Although not strictly about Sasanian gold coins per se and not containing price points, you might consider consulting Rika Gyselen’s New Evidence For Sasanian Numismatics: The Collection of Ahmad Saeedi (Bures-sur-Yvette: Le Groupe pour l'Etude de la Civilisation du Moyen-Orient, 2004). This work catalogs 95 different Sasanian gold coins in addition to 314 silver coins.

All the best,

Tracy

Offline Kingston

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Re: Sasanian gold coinage overview
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2022, 11:40:43 am »
Thanks for your reply, I will try to track it down.

Regarding price, I suppose I wanted to get a general idea as to whether it could be realistic to obtain a gold sasanian coin in good condition below, say, $3k, or if they were systematically above that.

Offline Tracy Aiello

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Re: Sasanian gold coinage overview
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2022, 07:40:21 pm »
Hi Kingston,

I'm sorry, but I can't assist with any advice regarding gold Sasanian coins and price. I'm not at all familiar with them or their price points.

Tracy

 

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