Iran 500-RIAL (KM1283)
Iran 500-RIAL (KM1283)

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

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