SASANIAN KINGS. Husrav (Khosrau) II.
AD 591-628. AR Drachm (32mm, 4.02 g, 9h). Uncertain mint. Dated RY 36 (AD 626). G
(GDH monogram and increase
) in Pahlavi to left; AÚM ﬂÚM bÚV˙
(Husrav, King of Kings
) in Pahlavi to right, facing bust of Husrav, wearing mural crown with two wings and star-in-crescent, ribbons on shoulders; monogram to upper left, star-in-crescents flanking crown; GDH monogram and ‘pzwt’
) in Pahlavi to left; Husrav, King of Kings
in Pahlavi to right; double border, star-in-crescents in margin / jUV√√
[RY date]) to left; U2Lﬂ2Ú§ ﬂ;LA
([who] increased Iran ... work
) in Pahlavi to right, facing bust of Anahit with flame nimbus. Malek, Khusrau
51-8; SC Tehran –; Saeedi 281; Sunrise 988 var. (RY year); Triton XII, lot 454 (same dies). Near EF, toned, hint of deposits in margins. Great metal.
Ex Peus 378 (28 April 2004), lot 338 (expertly conserved since).