Period / Age: ca. 5th - 7th Century AD

Provenance: English private collection. Ex Bertolami Fine Arts ltd. Ex Armin Antiques.


Diameter: 15.5cm (6.1”)

Beautiful black patina.
The Sasanian Empire is the name used for the fourth Iranian dynasty and the second Persian Empire (224 – 651 A.D). The Sasanian dynasty was founded by Ardashir I.

The empire’s territory encompassed all of today’s mainland Iran, Iraq, Armenia, Arran (also known as the Republic of Azerbaijan), Georgia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Tajikistan, Afghanistan, UAE, Oman, Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait, we well as eastern parts of Turkey, and parts of Syria and Pakistan. During Khosrow II, Parviz’ (r. 590–628) Egypt, Jordan, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon were also annexed to the Empire.

The Sasanians called their empire Erānshahr (Iranshæhr) “Dominion of the Iranians (Aryans).”

The Sasanian dynastic era, encompassing the length of the Late Antiquity period, is considered to be one of the most important and influential historical periods in Iran. In many ways, the Sasanian period witnessed the highest achievement of Iranian civilization and constituted the last great Iranian Empire before the Muslim conquest and adoption of Islam.

Sasanian Iran influenced Roman civilization considerably; their cultural influence extending far beyond the empire’s territorial borders, reaching as far as Western Europe, Africa, China and India and also playing a prominent role in the formation of both European and Asiatic medieval art. This influence carried forward to the early Islamic world. The dynastic empire’s unique and aristocratic culture transformed the Islamic conquest of Iran into a Renaissance. Much of what later became known as Islamic art, architecture, culture, writing and other skills, were taken mainly from the Iranians into the broader Muslim world.

CONDITION: Very good condition. No Dents and No cracks from any kind.

ORIGIN: Iran (Persia)