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

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

Very Fine+, 23.9mm, 4.16 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

Nice SHARP example!
 
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.