VAuctions > Pars Coins Sale 29Auction date: 29 August 2022
Lot number: 165

Price realized: Unsold
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SASANIAN KINGS. Yazdgird I, 399-420 AD. Æ (2.33 gm; 16 mm). Yazdgird Bust turning right, letters in Pahlavi "Sh(a)MS"" (Shams in Arabic meaning the ""Sun"") in front of the face, reverse fire altar with attednants encircled by 11 stars. Number 11 is an unusual count unless it can be interpreted as the total of 7 Immortal of Zoroastrian religion called ""Amesha Spenta""(seven stars positioned closly from 6 to 12 o'clock and 4 other immortal elements standing for the nature's four element which are fire, water, earth and wind (4 stars located with slightly larger distance between them from 6 to 12 o'clock counterclockwise). Choice aEF. Original find patina. Extremely Rare. Yazdgird I, had a great relationship with Arab chieftains and Lakhmid kings that resided in southern Mesopotamia, and southern shore of Persian gulf including modern day Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman. He sent his successor Bahram (Varhran) V as a young man to Lakhmid ruler Al-Nu'man for rigorous training. Sasanians maintained a supportive and friendly relationship with Lakhmid Arabs until the time of Khosrau II when the Perso-Byzantine war began to expand and Persians removed Lakhmids thus removing the buffer zone they had for several centuries with Arabia. "

Starting price: 100 USD