New Stock March 2021

If you don't mind us saying so, this stock upload is the perfect follow up to the previous one, it features many items that we think you will enjoy.  

Don't miss out on the £5 Piedfort of the White Greyhound of Richmond, a great addition to your collection if you collect the Queen's Beasts series and you've recently purchased the White Lion of Mortimer.

Also featured are the 1996 Silver Proof Set, a coin from the Roman Emperor known as Constantine the Great, which you can add to your starter Roman Coin Collection, and Queen Victoria's 1887 Jubilee Head Shilling in Extremely Fine.

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Yazdgerd I, Silver Drachm

The Sasanians were the last ruling dynasty of the ancient Persian Empire and controlled what is now Iran from A.D. 224-651. They constantly captured and lost large areas of territory outside Iran and were a major power in Western Asia, even capturing the Roman Emperor Valerian in A.D. 260! Interestingly though they do not leave many direct sources but the rulers were keen on producing coins to spread their name, so their coinage provides a direct insight into their world and the system of mints which spanned their empire. This means we are offering you the best way to learn about these peoples and a coin for your collection! Adding to this these are high quality silver drachms, containing around 95% pure silver which is about as good as it was technically possible to achieve at that point in history. We have two small groups in an exceptional grade from the Scarce consecutive rulers Yazdgerd I and Wahram V, his son. The obverse of the coins show the bust of the ruler facing right with their name written in front and various honorary titles behind the neck. The reverse shows an altar with the holy fire guarded by two standing figures. To the left of the altar is usually the regnal year and to the right is the mint mark (siglum). Presented here is the Yazdgered I Silver Drachm. The best thing about these coins is their grade, they are virtually as struck and as good as you will get. Own an exotic piece of history from this enigmatic empire! PLEASE NOTE WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT PAYPAL AS PAYMENT FOR THIS ITEM