Vistahm (Bistam), Rival Sasanian King AD 591/2-597

Sunrise # 977, Gobl Type I/1, Mochiri 19, Saeedi 274, Superb Extremely Fine

Mint: LD (RD)-Ray. Year: 4 (regnal year).


Vistahm was maternal uncle of Khosrau II who participated in removal of Khosrau’s father Hormizd IV from the throne. Later he became a contender to the Sasanian throne against Khosrau II, His rebellion lasted 7 years. His power extended to the Eastern provinces of Sasanian Empire. His drachms are consiered rare.