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Sasanian silver drachm, southern Iraq, reign of Khusrau II (AD 622), Ø 32 mm and 4.13 g.

Sasanian silver drachm, southern Iraq, reign of Khusrau II (AD 622), Ø 32 mm and 4.13 g.

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Material
Metals
Type
Coins
Details
Pre-Islamic: Achaemenid Empire gold darics and silver sigloi, Seleucid copper coins, Parthian and Sasanian era silver drachms. Plain or with astrological signs and/or images of royals, archers, deities and/or fire altars, often off-centre. May have inscriptions. Mint locations are abbreviated to 2-3 letters.  |  |  |
Red List
Emergency Red List of Iraqi Cultural Objects at Risk - 2015 Update
Countries
Iraq
Period
400 BC - AD 1258