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    SASANIAN KINGDOM. Hormizd (VI?) (AD 631-632?). AR drachm (27mm, 2.60 gm, 3h). XF, clipped. Mint WSY (uncertain location), Regnal Year 2. Bust of Hormizd right wearing winged crown, copying early style and design of Khusrau II but with Hormizd's name before the bust / Fire altar between attendants; star to left and crescent to right of flames. Very rare. Nice bust and the name of the king is clearly written.

    This king was first identified by M.I. Mochiri, Etude de numismatique iranienne sous les Sassanides et Arabe-Sassanides volume 2 (Leiden, 1983), pp. 209-212. Nothing is known about this king though he may have been the grandson of Khusrau II. His coins are only known from two mints: WSY and WYHC (Veh-az-Antioch-Khusrau, part of the capital Ctesiphon). Another example was sold in Ponterio & Associates, CICF Sale 146 (25 April 2008), lot 1368, realized $6000.

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