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Ardashir I, Shahanshah, King of Kings of Iran

Silver coin of Ardashir I with a fire altar on its verso (British Museum London). The Sassanids replaced the Helleno-Zoroastrian figures found on the verso of Arsacid coins with Zoroastrian iconoclastic symbols, and replaced the Greek text with Middle Persian rendered in Pahlavi, here mzdysn bgy 'rthštr MLK'n MLK' 'yr'n MNW ctry MN yzd'n "the Mazda-worshiping lord Ardašir, king of kings of Iran, originating from the yazdan."


File nameArdashir I coin.jpg
File Size5.99k
Dimensions303 x 131
Linked toArdashir I, King of Sasanian Empire

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