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    SASANIAN KINGDOM. Yazdgard III (AD 632-651). AR drachm (34mm, 4.15 gm, 3h). Choice XF. Mint BN (located in Kirman province), Regnal Year 12. Crowned, bearded, bust of Yazdgard wearing elaborate earring and necklace right / Fire altar between attendants; star to left and crescent to right of flames, pellet by crescent at 11:30h. Scarce. 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, nos 33 and 34.

    Yazdgard came to the throne after four troubled years following the murder of Khusrau II in 628. The Arab invasion began in earnest during the reign of Yazdgard III and his coinage reflects this turbulent time. Although he reigned for 20 years he was in flight from the Arabs for much of that time. Consequently his coinage is much more limited: he uses fewer mints, and the majority of the coins are struck in the east in Kirman and Sakastan. The sources all agree that he was assassinated in Marv in the 20th year of his reign.


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