Shapur II AR Drachm, Near VF, 309 - 379 C.E.

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SHAPUR II AR DRACHM, 309 - 379 C.E.

Near VF, pinscratches in obv. field, 23.4mm, 4.17 grams

Obverse: Crowned bust of Shapur to right, inscription around

Reverse: Flaming fire altar between two crowned attendants, head of Shapur on top of altar to right

Shapur II is also known as Shevor Malka. He was declared king while in his mothers womb, which accounts for his extraordinarily long reign and his mother's (Ifra Hormiz the wife of Hormizd II) considerable influence at the royal court.