Iran 500-RIAL (KM1269)


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!

27 mm
Aluminum-bronze in Copper Nickel
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