Iran 500-RIAL (KM1269)
Iran 500-RIAL (KM1269)

Iran 500-RIAL (KM1269) Simurgh

The simurgh -- an Iranian benevolent, mythical flying creature -- is a depiction from the Shahnameh ("Book of Kings"), an epic poem by the ancient Persian poet Ferdowski (c. late 10th - earlier 11th century). The poem is very important in Persian culture and is the national epic of Greater Iran.

This bi-metallic version of the simurgh coin was minted from 2003 to 2007.

Many thanks to Maria for this coin!

Specifications

  • Diameter: 27 mm
  • Composition: Aluminum-bronze in Copper Nickel
  • CAT#: KM1269

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