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Coin Type: Silver drachm of the Sasanid Yazdgard I, 399-420 CE, with a loop soldered to one edge.
Mint and Date: ?
Size and Weight: 24mm x 25mm, excluding the loop. 4.58g.
Obverse: Facing bust, head right, wearing merlon and crescent crown inside dotted border. Pahlavi text giving name of king.
Reverse: Fire altar with two tall attendants standing facing inwards, wearing kingly crowns and carrying tall staffs, all inside single dotted border. Pahlavi text giving mint and date.
Ref: Göbl SN, Yazdgard I, bust type I, reverse type 1 (Plate 9/147)
Provenance: The Time Machine Co. (Vauctions), November 2007
BW Ref: 001 034 116
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