SASA-03 Click on image for enlargement.


Sasanian Coins; Iranian. Shapur II , 309-379 AD, Gold Dinar 7.38 g, 18.5 mm. die-axis 2 o'clock.

Obvese: Bust of Shapur II right, wearing triple-turret crown with diadem ties. Ties beard, large ball of hair. Pahlavi script MAZDISAN BAGI SHAHPUHARI MALKAN MALKA AIRAN The worshipper of Ahuramazda, the Divine Shapur, King of Kings of Iranian. Struck from obverse pitted die.

Reverse: Fire altar with fluted column, with ribbon garlanded throne on incense burners, diadem ties, Pahlavi scribt NUZA ZI SHAHPUHARI Fire of Shapur, minor deposits.

          There are several variations of this type, because of different dies.
A very rare genuine gold coin of the Sasanian Imperial mints, solid gold coin not a filled metal electrotypes / reproductions.