SASANIAN KINGS. Boran, 630-631. Drachm (Silver, 32 mm, 4.14 g, 4 h), SK mint (Sakestan), RY 3 = 631. Bust of Queen Boran to right, wearing elaborate crown with two wings and korymbos set on crescent; ribbon on her left shoulder, crescent and ribbon on her right; monogram to left, star and star-in-crescent flanking crown; double border, star-in-crescents in margin. Rev. Fire altar with ribbons, flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; triple border, star-in-crescents in margin. Göbl pl. 15, 228-229. Malek & Curtis 87. Sunrise 1006 var. (differing date). Rare. A beautiful and fresh example. Extremely fine.
From an American collection of Oriental Greek and Central Asian coins, ex Triton IX, 10 January 2006, 1238.
Queen Boran was a daughter of Chrosrau II, who ruled Persia for a short time in circa 630-631 after her husband Kavadh had died under mysterious circumstances. She was the first Sasanian Queen in history, but her short reign was troublesome and she was apparently murdered after two years and replaced by her sister Azarmidokht.