Gold Noble (S.1521) of King Edward III (1327-1377). Post-treaty period (1369-1377). Obv - King standing in ship. Rev - Royal cross in tressure, "E" and pellet at the center. Flag at stern, signifying Calais mint. Image by kind permission of: Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers Inc.
Iran before Islam: The Sasanians. The Sasanian dynasty ruled Iran and most of the ancient Near East from AD 224 until AD 642. The last Sasanian king, Yazdgird III, died in 651. The Sasanians were originally local rulers in Parsa (Fars) in southern Iran before seizing power from the previous dynasty, the Parthians. The dynasty was founded by Ardashir I (ruled AD 224-41) and named after Sasan, a legendary ancestor.
Sassanian Silver Drachm coin of King Vahram (Bahram) II the (276 - 293) with his Queen Shapurdukhtat and his son the prince, Vahram III; Queen Shapurdukhtat has appeared in three rock reliefs along with her husband Bahram in two of which they are offering Flowers to each other as a Royal show of Love and Respect. By beautiful Iran page on facebook. IranologySociety.