FINE PRINT: Hormizd – King of Kings set has an authentic silver artifact aged over 1400 years.
Hormizd (AD 579-590) is the Middle Persian version of the name of the supreme deity in Zoroastrianism, known in the Old Persian as Auramazda. A pendant is made of silver and struck in 580’s.
On the obverse side of the drachm you’ll see the bust of Hormizd IV, wearing tall cap, crenellated crown with crescent and diadem tie below elevated globe, crescent at front, star left and right. The reverse shows the Fire altar with upturned diadem ties. Two facing attendants wearing crowns with globe, holding staff resting on the ground in front. This coin is made of 999 silver.
Hormizd, like all other Sasanian rulers, was an adherent of Zoroastrianism, but was very tolerant to other religions. He even married to a Christian woman and prayed to a military saint the martyr St. Sergius.
Hormizd’s IV reign was marked by constant warfare: to the west, war with the Byzantine Empire, and to the east, Iran. Garnet, an ancient symbol of friendship. In the past, garnets have been exchanged between parting friends to symbolize their affection and to ensure that they meet again.
And Brutish Museum has the same artifact in its collection (Museum number1913,0411.124). So, proudly wear a piece of history!