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