Iran 500-RIAL (KM1283) 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.
The original bimetallic 500-rial simurgh coin was replaced with this slightly smaller aluminum-bronze version in 2007. It was minted the one year only.
Many thanks to Maria for this coin!
- Diameter: 25.5 mm
- Composition: Aluminum-bronze
- CAT#: KM1283