Sassanid Silver Drachma of Khosrow II.

Culture: Sassanid
Period: 616/617 A.D.
Material: Silver
Dimensions: 3.2 cm in diameter; 4,0 gram
Price: Sold
Ref: 9014
Provenance: Swiss collection Hans Zellweger (1916-2000), acquired in the 1970s from Elie Borowski. Thence in the family estate.
Condition: Black tone on the edges, otherwise very well preserved.
Description: The king of kings with the bearded head to the right, wearing a winged crown with crescent and star, as well as well as earrings and necklace. The portrait is surrounded by two dotted lines. The crescent with a star on the left, right and below the portrait. On the reverse a fire altar with two offering bearers, holding on a staff. Above them a crescent and star. The scene is surrounded by three dotted lines. Crescent with star on top, bottom, as well as left and right.