Sasanian Empire, Shapur II (309-379 CE), Dirham(C)

PERSIA-SASANIAN-SHAPUR-II
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Sasanian Empire, Shapur II (309-379 CE), Dirham(C)

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  • Order Code: PERSIA-SASANIAN-SHAPUR-II
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  • Metal: Silver
  • Obverse: Bearded bust right, wearing turreted headdress
  • Reverse: Fire altar with two attendants holding staves facing alter
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Shapur II was the longest-reigning monarch in Persian history, he reigned for his entire 70-year life from 309 to 379 CE. He was the son of Hormizd II (302-309 CE). His reign saw the military resurgence of the country, and the expansion of its territory, which marked the start of the first Sasanian Golden Era. He is thus along with Shapur I and Khosrow I regarded as one of the most illustrious Sasanian kings.