Sasanika Varia

A Brief Note on Ardashir II

A Brief Note on Ardashir II

This is a guest entry from Sajad Amiri-Bavandpoor According to the primary sources, Ardashir II, the Sasanian king of kings, son of Hormizd II and brother of Šabuhr II, reigned for 4 years from 379 to 383 A.D.1 Our textual and material sources related to his reign...

Some Inscribed Sasanian Seals and Bullae

Some Inscribed Sasanian Seals and Bullae

 Kiarash Gholami  University of Waterloo, Cananada Introduction As one of the most abundant primary sources, Sasanian seals play a critical role in shining light on the political and administrative history of the Sasanians. A considerable number of these artifacts...

Note on Administrative Bulla of the Caucasus

Note on Administrative Bulla of the Caucasus

The bulla in question belongs to the accountant / tax collector (āmārgar) of the Caucasus. Rika Gyeslen (2007) has recently published eight of these bulla with this accountant with one or two other minor seal impression, giving the sense that perhaps the owners of the...

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