Coins from Sasanian Empire
The Sasanian Empire was the last period of the Persian Empire (Iran) before the rise of Islam, named after the House of Sasan who ruled from 224 to 651 AD.

The Sasanian Empire, which succeeded the Parthian Empire, was recognised as one of the leading world powers alongside its neighbouring arch-rival the Roman-Byzantine Empire, for a period of more than 400 years.

The coinage of the Sasanian empire is not only the most important primary source for its monetary and economic history, but is also of greatest importance for history and art history. Only through the evidence of the royal portraits on the coins, does it become possible to identify depictions of kings on other media of Sasanian art such as silverware or rock and stucco reliefs.

Sasanian Empire

(1) Khusro I? 531-579 AD
AR Drachm Unknown mint
Obverse: Crowned bust right
Reverse: Fire altar flanked by attendants
Ref: None provided
(2) Khusro II 590-628 AD
Obverse: Crowned bust of Khusro II facing right, Pahlavi script to left and right, inside double circle, crescent with star above on four sides in margin
Reverse: Fire altar with attendants at left and right, Pahlavi script to left and right, inside triple circle, crescent with star above on four sides in margin
Ref: None provided
(3) Khusro II 591-628 AD
AR Drachm Istakhr
Obverse: Crowned bust right.
Reverse: Fire altar and attendants.
Ref: None provided
(4) Shapur II 309-379 CE
AR Drachm Mint IX | Kabul
Obverse: Pahlavi legend (Crowned bust right)
Reverse: Fire altar flanked by attendants, bust right in flames
Ref: SNS III Type Ib1/3a; Göbl Type Ia/6...
(5) Shapur II 309-379 AD
AR Drachm Unknown mint
Obverse: Crowned bust right of Shapur II
Reverse: Fire altar with two attendants; bust right within flames
Ref: Göbl 102