Silver Coin of Bahram II

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 October 2016
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These silver coins show the Sassanian "King of Kings" Bahram II (reigned 276-293 CE). He wears a winged crown to symbolize Verethragna, god of victory. On the back (lower image), the king stands to the left of a Zoroastrian fire altar. Each Sassanian ruler had his own fire kept alight during his reign. Silver drachm coins, no mint, date within King's reign. 276-293 BCE. From the Sassanian Empire, Iran and modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 19). Silver Coin of Bahram II. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5922/silver-coin-of-bahram-ii/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Silver Coin of Bahram II." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 19, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5922/silver-coin-of-bahram-ii/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Silver Coin of Bahram II." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Oct 2016. Web. 21 Oct 2021.