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    Extremely Rare Hormizd VI Drachm

    SASANIAN KINGDOM. Hormizd (VI?) (AD 631-632?). AR drachm (31mm, 4.08 gm, 9h). About XF. 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.

    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). An example was sold by Ponterio in auction 146, lot 1368, for $6000.


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    January, 2019
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