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Drachma of Queen Buran

630 (dated Year 1)

Silver Diam 31.5 mm, wt 4.13 g

For a woman to be on the throne of the Sassanid dynasty was an extraordinary phenomenon. The rarity of Queen Buran's coinage is to a large extent a reflection of the brevity of her reign. The Hermitage, which has one of the best collections of Sassanian coins in the world (over 5,000 items), possesses only three drachmae of Queen Buran.

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