SASANIAN KINGS. Kavadh II, 628. Drachm (Silver, 31 mm, 4.19 g, 10 h), BYŠ (Bishapur), RY 2 = AD 628. Bust of Kavadh II to right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and korymbos set on crescent; ribbon on his left shoulder, crescent and ribbon on his right; stars flanking crown; behind head, PYLWC ('Victorious') in Pahlawi); before head, KW'T ('Kavadh' in Pahlawi). Rev. Fire altar with ribbons flanked by two attendants; in upper left field, six-pointed star; in upper right field, crescent; to left, date; to right, BYŠ (name of the mint in Pahlawi). Göbl, -. Sunrise -. SSCT, 4224. Rare. Minor flan faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Kavadh II was the son of Khosrau II and Maryam, who was a Christian and allegedly a daughter of the Byzantine emperor Maurice Tiberius.