Lot 291. Sasanian Kingdom. Kavad I. First reign, A.D. 484. AR drachm. GO (Gurgan).
Sasanian Kingdom. Kavad I. First reign, A.D. 484. AR drachm (28 mm, 4.09 g, 3 h). GO (Gurgan). Bust of Kavad I right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and korymbos set on crescent, ribbons and crescents on shoulders; star behind crown / Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SNS type I/1 (pl. 108, 35-6; Göbl type I/1; Sunrise 958. Great strike on a broad, medallic flan. Superb extremely fine.