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Some Questions Regarding the Numismatics of Pre-Islamic Merv

NATASHA SMIRNOVA

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter aims to address questions concerning the numismatics of pre-Islamic Merv. Most of the coins from ancient Merv were excavated by the South Turkmenistan Archaeological Multi-disciplinary ... More


Identifications: Mihr in Sasanian Iran

Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk, and Rachel Wood

in Images of Mithra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792536
eISBN:
9780191834530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792536.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The starting point for chapter 4 is a Sasanian rock relief carved into the mountain-side at Tāq-e Bostān in western Iran. This relief appears to show Mithra blessing the transition of power from the ... More


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