[sasanian vase]

s a s a n i a n  d a t e s

november, 2008

Based on Mochiri's tables of dates (circa Khusro I through Khusro II), with a newer transliteration scheme; variations abound. I'll probably end up changing it some more...

Gobl SN = Robert Gobl, Sasanian Numismatics, Klinkhardt and Biermann, Braunschweig (1971)
Kolesnikov = A. I. Kolesnikov, Deneshnoe Chozaystvo v Irane v VII Veke, Moscow (1998)
Mitchiner ACW = Michael Mitchiner, Oriental Coins, the Ancient and Classical World, Hawkins Publications, London (1978)
Mochiri ENIS II = Malek Iradj Mochiri, Etude De Numismatique Iranienne sous les Sassanides Et Arabe-Sassanides, Tome II, Teheran (1983)
Paruck SC = F. D. J. Paruck, Sasanian Coins, Bombay (1924)
Sears MHI = Stuart D. Sears, A Monetary History of Iraq and Iran, CA. CE 500 to 750, University of Chicago, Chicago (1997)
SICA Vol. 1 = Stephen Album and Tony Goodwin, Sylloge of Islamic Coins In the Ashmolean, Volume 1: The Pre-Reform Coinage of the Early Islamic Period Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (2002)


Pahlavi (Middle Persian) is read from right to left. Many letterforms are similar: B and Y; R and L; D and K; G and Z; U, V, W and N.

(also written as x and ch)
ts, ch č
sh š

1 ‘ywk’ 17 ḥptdḥ 33 syčsyḥ
2 tlyn 18 ḥštdḥ 34 čḥlsyḥ
3 tlt‘ 19 nwčdḥ 35 pnčsyḥ
4 ‘rb‘ 20 wyst’ 36 ššsyḥ
5 ḥwmš‘ 21 y‘čwyst’ 37 ḥptsyḥ
6 št‘ 22 dwčwyst’ 38 ḥštsyḥ
7 šb‘ 23 syčwyst’ 39 nwčsyḥ
8 twmn' 24 čḥlwyst’ 40 čḥl’
9 tš‘ 25 pnčwyst’ 41 y'čḥl
10 ‘šl‘ 26 ššwyst’ 42 dw'čḥl
11 y‘čdḥ 27 ḥptwyst’ 43 sčḥl
12 dw‘čdḥ 28 ḥštwyst’ 44 čḥlčḥl
13 syčdḥ 29 nwḥwyst’ 45 pnčḥl
14 čḥldḥ 30 syḥ 46 šščḥl
15 pnčdḥ 31 y‘čsyḥ 47 ḥptčḥl
16 š‘čdḥ 32 dwčsyḥ 48 ḥštčḥl

T. K. Mallon-McCorgray, July 1996

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