Sasanian seal impressions

by Touraj Daryaee, Keyvan Safdari
This article brings to light some ten Spāhbed bullae which are housed at the Barakat Gallery in London. Their provenance is unknown, but they are dominantly (seven) from the kust ī nēmrōz “Southeastern Quarter” of the Sasanian Empire. There is also a bulla from kust ī xwarōfrān “Southwestern Quarter,” another from the kust ī xwarāsān “Northeastern Quarter,” and a unique, mostly illegible and unpublished bulla among the collection as well. Before dealing with the Barakat collection it is important to provide a historiography of the study of the Spāhbed bullae and its significance for Sasanian history and civilization >>> full text

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Great Work!

by Immortal Guard on

The Iranian scholar's work mean a lot! I wish them lots of success in their research into the past and in their works for the future.

They do far more good than any Iranian politicians and opposition figures!

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Thank you so much for the fascinating article and images. I can't escape the urge to compare foreign threats facing Iran today and during the Sasanians. I wonder how today's sepahbods are preparing for the worst.