Empire, Khusro II, Occupation of , 618 - 628 A.D.
During his temporary domination of , 618 - 628 A.D., Khusru allowed the mint to continue issuing the normal coinage, but substituted his portrait for the emperor's. The sun and moon replaced the , just as on coinage. It may seem strange that a Persian would wear a crown surmounted by a ; however, his wife Sira was a Christian, he was a benefactor of the of St. Sergius in Edessa, he honored the Virgin, and he sometimes wore a robe embroidered with a which he had received as a gift from the Emperor . The emperors resumed the imperial coinage of after their recapture of in 628 A.D.WA77071. Bronze 12 nummi,
Islamic, (?), Wheel Cut Miniature , 10th - 11th Century A.D.
AS61819. Wheel cut miniature
; cf. I 209 - 210; 1 inch high, 10th - 11th century A.D.; vessel of pale green , wheel cut baseline and wheel cut alternating arrowheads on the body, top of neck missing; from a New Jersey collection; ; SOLD
Islamic, Blue Bracelet with White Enamel Design, 11th Century A.D.
From the collection of , former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.AG53698.
bracelet, 7.3 cm (2 7/8") ; clear bluer bracelet with white painted design with scrolls and sweeping trailing pattern, SOLD
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