[sasanian vase]

s a s a n i a n  m i n t s



Updated February 5, 2007



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LAMRam-HormizdKhuzistan

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LDRay (Rayy)Media/Northern DistrictMochiri's RY
LDY

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LHWRoxvadh (?)Khurasan (?)Mochiri's RXW

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LY------SNS 3

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LYWRev-ArdashirKhuzistan
KWN LYW

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LYWARTHShT------SNS 3

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MAMay (Masabadan)Media

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MLMervKhurasan
MLW
MLWY

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MLWVALTMerv al-Rudh (?)Khurasan (?)TRUKVART; Peus 363, 5329

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MYMeshanSouthern Iraq/Northern District

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NAHuncertainuncertain

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NALNarmashir (?)Kirman

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NATuncertain siteKirman

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NYat or near NemavandMedia/Central DistrictMitchiner's NB (uncertain)

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PLFurat-i-Meshan (?)Southern Iraq/Southern District (?)Album says probably not Furat-i-Meshan

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PW------SNS 3

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PWLGY------SNS 3

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Suncertain siteMedia

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SKZarangSistan
SKSTN

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SMLSamarkand (?)Khurasan (?)From Mochiri; uncertain, Album says probably not Samarkand

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STIstakhr (Persepolis)Fars/Istakhr District

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STHL------SNS 3

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STL------Dinar of Vistahm; Res Orientales XVI, AV93

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ShLK (?)------SNS 3; Varhran IV

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ShYShirazFarsSellwood attributes ShY to Shiz in the Northwest

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ShYLAC------SNS 3

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TWSTus (?)KhurasanThis may only be a blundered spelling of MLWY and ML, respectively
TW

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WAC (?)uncertain siteAl-Jazira

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WHVeh-Ardashir (Seleucia)Central Iraq/Northern DistrictMochiri's VH (Veh Ardashir), Mitchiner's VH (Veh Andew Shapur); Gobl's NH (Nahr-Tire)

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WLCunknownunknown; not in the CaucasusPeus 363, 5317 (as VLCh)

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WYHVeh-KavadCentral Iraq/Southern DistrictMochiri's NEH; Mitchiner's NIH (Nehavend)

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WYHCuncertain siteFars or Central IraqSears' Veh-az-Amid-Kavad (Arrajan) in Fars [based on Arab-Sasanian coins marked WYHC, struck between AH 67-73, which were almost certainly struck in Fars, and hoard data]; Mochiri's VSP (Visp Shad Xosrow); Mitchiner's NYHCh (near Ctesiphon)

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YZYazdFars/Yazd DistrictGobl's ZR (Zarang)
YZDPeus 363, 5314

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ZLZarang (?)SistanKavad I examples in Mochiri's Arab-Sasanian Civil War Coinage (1987)
ZLN
ZLNG

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ZWZNuncertain site(s)Northern ProvincesMochiri's ZOZNU (Zozan), also written GWGWN; according to Nikitin, this may mean "silver coin" and not be a mint signature. Known only for Hormazd IV.
ZWZWN
ZWZWNW



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