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 Posted 03/12/2015  3:51 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Tipton444 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey everyone, this forum has been a lot of help to me in the past, and I recently came across another old silver coin that I don't know anything about. Can anyone help me identify it? Or the age and region? Thanks!



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 Posted 03/12/2015  4:16 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could you take a clearer picture and not on an angle? The only thing I can say from these pictures is the coin is Sassanian and appears to be Khurso II.
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 Posted 03/12/2015  6:27 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've fixed your images a bit, Still could use some clearer one to read the date and mint mark.







Here is one from my collection to compare with yours.





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 Posted 03/12/2015  6:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tipton444 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh wow thank you very much Echizento! I was actually pretty embarrassed of the pictures I did take, but it was tough with the light and didn't want to take it out of the casing. So thankful for your help, pretty neat!! Your coin looks great. I'll take some new pictures asap and post them to see if we can figure out the date and mint. Really appreciate your help!
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 Posted 03/12/2015  7:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ancientnoob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe the coin is indeed Khusro II Shah of Persia. AD 590-628. The bust is distorted due to die and lack of metal issues but that is quite typical. The coin seems pleasantly sharp in areas.



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 Posted 03/13/2015  11:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tipton444 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool! I couldn't even make out what the design was supposed to be, but now I totally see it with the help of your pictures. Thank you guys. Is this a common coin? I'm trying to decide if I should add it to the collection or throw it on ebay.
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 Posted 03/13/2015  1:58 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's not a rare coin. They are not really collected by most ancient coin collector that prefer the classical Greek and Roman types. These are Eastern empire types that have been overlook up until recently. Khurso II is one of the most common type from this empire so prices are less than some of the earlier rulers. Look up Sassanian empire on the web and read about this empire, it's really interesting.
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It probably won't get a lot on eBay so I'd leave it in my collection if it were me.
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That's what I will do, thanks guys. Incredibly interesting, and makes sense for collectors. I'm definitely going to be looking up the Sassanian empire :))
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 Posted 03/13/2015  8:40 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a link about the empire you might enjoy reading. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasanian_Empire
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