King Hormizd II Silver Drachm - Sassanian
This silver drachm coin has been made between 302 to 309 A.D. during
the persian Sassanian dynasty of Hormizd II, King of Persia. The Sassanian
dynasty did began in the year 208 A.D. with King Papak and lasted untill
651 A.D. with King Yazdagird the third, when Persia was overrun by Arab
Islam conquest that year. The name King Hormizd is also many times
(wrong) spelled as King Hormazd.
The problem with identifying ancient coins like these as a
counterfeit coin is because many collectors never saw an authentic one
before. Its also true that mostly tourists who went to an arabian
country thought they bought something
with a high value but coming home with a forgery, close to finding
Some King Hormizd II Silver Drachm coin facts.
- Obverse: Head of King Homizd II, Sassanid Dynasty AD 302 to 309.
- Reverse: Fire altar flanked by 2 attendants.
- Diameter: 25.5 x 26.0 mm.
- Composition: Silver.
- Weight: 3.62 grams.
- Mintmark: None.
- Date: None.
Here below are the images shown from an authentic King Hormizd II,
302 to 309 A.D. silver drachm and a Hormizd the second forgery.