Arab-Sassanian Coins, Various Mints In Iran, From Year 20 (Assume Yazdgird Era, So 31 AH / 652 CE) Onwards

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Arab-Sassanian coin with the name of Yazdgird III from Sijistān, frozen in 20 Yazdgird Era.


31 AH / 652 CE.


Obverse field: Typical late Arab-Sassanian bust with name of Yazdgird III (in Middle Persian). Obverse margin: bism Allāh ("In the name of God").

Reverse field: Typical Arab-Sassanian fire-altar with attendants with mint (Sijistān) and date in Middle Persian (20 Yazdgird Era), i.e., 31 AH / 652 CE.


This is a posthumous coin in the name of Yazdgird III. Weight = 3.51 gms.


Not known.

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[1] H. Gaube, Arabosasanidische Numismatik, 1973, Handbücher Der Mittelasiatischen Numismatik - Volume 2, Klinkhardt & Biermann: Braunschweig, pp. 19-22, 26-34.

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