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,
, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.
Although he looks quite young in the portrait, was about 75 years old when he was made emperor and died after ruling only about seven months and personally leading his army in a successful campaign against a invasion.RA90828. , 3485, 1559, 59 - 81, 89, 11782, gVF, , traces of , slightly coarse green , tiny edge chip, 3.689 g, maximum 22.9 mm, 180o, 2nd , mint, emission 2, Nov - Dec 275 A.D.; IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, , draped, and right; (well-founded rejoicing), standing left, in right hand, grounded in left, XXIB in ; from the J. Caesarea Collection; $90.00 (€80.10)
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