Kartli/Iberia. Prince Gurgen’s Drachms

Illustration

Tedo Dundua
by geonumismatics.tsu.ge
published on 27 February 2018

Silver. The weights range from 2,70gr. to 2,98 gr.

d=26/28-28/31mm.

Obverse: Ohrmazd IV to the right. Legend in Pehlevi: hrm – aphzu (Ohrmazd Augustus). This is placed within onefold circle of the dots. Above two Asomtavruli letters ႢႬ (or ligature) for the name Gurgen.

Reverse: Fire on altar protected by two guardians. Pehlevi inscription of date and name of the mint are unreadable. Date 7 (i.e. 7th year of Ohrmazrd IV’s reign) on one of the coins.

Mint: Unknown.
Nominal: Drachm. 2,70 gr.-2,98 gr.
Date: 589-590, or 588-589(?).

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