Sasanian king (r. 488-96, 498-531), son of Pērōz I (see FIRUZ). Kawād I succeeded his uncle Walāxš (see BALĀŠ) in 488, when the latter was deposed by the nobility. This entry is divided into two sections:

i. Reign.

ii. Coinage.

(Nikolaus Schindel)

Originally Published: January 1, 2000

Last Updated: September 10, 2012