Kavad I, First Reign, Sasanian King AD 488-497

Sunrise # 959 (this coin), SNS Type I/1, Gobl Type I/1, Extremely Fine

Mint: LD (City of Ray south of present day Tehran).


A fine example of a Kavad I silver drachm. Ray, the mint place of this coin, is an ancient city. It was the place where Alexander the Great found the dying Darius III. It also is home to a major Muslim saint, an ancient fire temple and the burial place the Sasanian princess Shahrbanoo, which is a shrine open only to women.