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Sasanian Rulers

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Sasanians: last native dynasty to reign in Persia before the Arab conquest. A historical introduction can be read here; most coins below ©!!.
Coin of Ardashir I.
Ardašir I
224?
-
241
Coin of the Sassanid king Shapur I. Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz (Germany). Photo Marco Prins.
Shapur I
241
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272
Coin of Ardashir II (or Hormizd I).
Hormizd I (Ardašir II)
272
-
273
Coin of the Sassanid king Bahram I.
Bahram I
273
-
276
Coin of the Sassanid king Bahram II.
Bahram II
276
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293
Coin of the Sassanid king Bahram III.
Bahram III
293
Coin of the Sassanid king Narseh.
Narseh, 'the Sakan king'
293
-
303
Coin of the Sassanid king Hormizd II.
Hormizd II
303
-
309
Coin of the Sassanid king Shapur II. Livius Onderwijs Collection.
Shapur II
309
-
379
Coin of Ardashir III.
Ardašir III
379
-
383
Coin of the Sassanid king Shapur III. Bode-Museum, Berlin (Germany). Photo Jona Lendering.
Shapur III
383
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388
Coin of the Sassanid king Bahram IV.
Bahram IV
388
-
399
Coin of the Sassanid king Yazdgard I.
Yazdgard I "the sinner"
399
-
420
Coin of the Sassanid king Bahram V.
Bahram V
420
-
438
Coin of the Sassanid king Yazdgard II.
Yazdgard II
438
-
457
  Hormizd III
457
-
459
Coin of the Sassanid king Peroz.
Peroz
457
-
484
Coin of the Sassanid king Valkash.
Valkaš
484
-
488
Coin of the Sassanid king Kavad I.
Kavad I (first reign)
488
-
496
Coin of the Sassanid king Zamasp. Bode-Museum (Berlin). Photo Jona Lendering.
Zamasp
496
-
498/499
Coin of the Sassanid king Kavad I.
Kavad I (second reign)
498
-
530
Coin of the Sassanid king Khusrau I Deathless Soul. Livius Onderwijs Collection.
Khusrau I "deathless soul"
531
-
579
Coin of the Sassanid king Hormizd IV. Bode-Museum, Berlin (Germany). Photo Jona Lendering.
Hormizd IV "the Turk"
579
-
590
Coin of the Sassanid king Khusrau II the Victorious. Livius Onderwijs Collection.
Khusrau II "the victorious"
590
-
spring 628
Coin of the Sassanid king Bahram VI. Livius Onderwijs Collection.
Bahram VI
590
-
591
Coin of the Sassanid king Bistam. Bode-Museum (Berlin). Photo Jona Lendering.
Bistam
591/592
-
597
Coin of the Sassanid king Hormizd V.
Hormizd V
c.593?
Coin of the Sassanid king Kavad II.
Kavad II
spring 628
-
late 628
Coin of Ardashir IV.
Ardašir IV
late 628
-
630
  Shahrbaraz
629
-
629
  Peroz II
629
-
629
Coin of the Sassanid king Khusrau III.
Khusrau III
629
-
631
Coin of the Sassanid queen Buran. Bode-Museum, Berlin (Germany). Photo Jona Lendering.
Buran
629
-
631
Coin of the Sassanid queen Azarmedukht.
Azarmedukht
631
-
631
  Hormizd VI
631
-
632
  Khusrau IV
631
-
637
Coin of the Sassanid king Yazdgard III. Bode-Museum, Berlin (Germany). Photo Marco Prins.
Yazdgard III
632
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651


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