Silver Coin Hoard Found with OKM eXp 6000
Detected with OKM eXp 6000 Professional Plus
Depth: 1.8 m (5.9 ft)
The Sassanid Empire: Ancient Persia in Cultural Bloom
The history and culture of the Sassanid Empire, which existed from 224 to 651 AD, is very rich. The Sassanid Empire covered large parts of present-day Iran, Iraq, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan. During that era, the empire flourished culturally with impressive works of art, literary masterpieces, and magnificent structures such as the Anahita Temple and the majestic Taq-e Kisra. Zoroastrianism used to be the official religion that had shaped political and social life. The Sassanids conducted an expansive foreign policy, often fighting against the Byzantine Empire, and played a significant role in trade along the Silk Road. Although the Sassanid dynasty was eventually conquered by Muslim Arabs, their legacy remains alive in important archaeological sites and museums, and their rich history still fascinates us today.
Sassanid's Coinage: Politics and Culture Embossed in Metal
The coin culture of the Sassanid Empire was also very distinctive. A treasure hunter found with the 3D ground scanner OKM eXp 6000 these silver coins from the era of the Sassanids. As a major player in trade and at the Silk Road, coin culture played a crucial role in the economic prosperity of the Sassanid Empire. Coins were widely used and helped to promote the trade of luxury goods such as silk, spices, and precious metals. The ornate coins from the Sassanid Empire are not only valuable historical artifacts, but also living testimonies of a glorious past. They allow us to understand and appreciate the history of this once powerful empire. The coin culture of the Sassanid Empire thus remains a fascinating window into the history and culture of this impressive civilization.
The coins shown in the pictures above are only a part of the whole find. Further pouches contain further coins, probably also Sassanid. The silver coins can be dated to various times, recognizable by the minting by different rulers. The origin of the coins can be estimated to the late Sassanid Empire. Due to the different crowns that the rulers wear, the coins can be easily assigned to the respective ruler. Two of those rulers are Yazdegerd III, the last king of the Sassanids, and Chosrau II, the last successful king of the Sassanid Empire.
Chosrau II: Ruler in his Prime
Chosrau II is considered by many historians to be the last important great king of the Sassanid Empire, as after his death a chaotic period began, with many rulers ruling briefly and acting badly. Chosrau II ruled from 590 to 628 A.D. Under his leadership, the Sassanid Empire fought the so-called Persian War against the Byzantine Empire, which took a turn in 627 and eventually led to the death of Chosrau II. Nevertheless, Chosrau II was one of the most important rulers of the Sassanid Empire and contributed significantly to the expansion of the empire with further war victories.
Yazdegerd III: Ruler of the Fall
Yazdegerd III was the last ruler of the Sassanid Empire. After the chaotic period following the death of his grandfather, Chosrau II, he was the last male member of the royal family to prevail. He ruled from 632 to 651 AD and tried to stabilize the Sassanid Empire during that time. This was very difficult after the wars waged against Eastern Rome, which exhausted the empire both internally and externally. Hopes for the kingdom's resurgence were finally dashed in 636, when the Muslim Arabs invaded the Sassanid Empire. After the death of Yazdegerd III around 651 AD, the Sassanid Empire had ceased to exist.
OKM eXp 6000 Proves its Ability
The coins have been detected with the OKM eXp 6000 at a depth of 5.9 ft (1.80 m). The eXp 6000 is one of our best detectors. This is shown not only by the quantity of reported finds, but also by the depth performance. With this high-end 3D ground scanner, treasure hunters can detect objects at depths of up to 82 ft (25 m). Of course, it is not only designed for top performances, but also for finds like this one in moderate depth.
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