Ancients: SASANIAN KINGDOM. Yazdgard III (AD 632-651). AR drachm (32mm, 4.11 gm, 3h). MS....Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
DescriptionSASANIAN KINGDOM. Yazdgard III (AD 632-651). AR drachm (32mm, 4.11 gm, 3h). MS. Mint ST (Istakhr), Regnal Year 10. Crowned, bearded, bust of Yazdgard right, wearing elaborate earring and necklace / Fire altar between two attendants; star to left and crescent to right of flames. Rare. Göbl II/2; S. Tyler-Smith, 'Coinage in the name of Yazdgerd III (AD 632-651) and the Arab conquest of Iran', Numismatic Chronicle 2000, no. 124. Nicely struck with brilliant, lustrous surfaces.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200.
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