Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2018, Page: 37-45
A New Insight to the Persis Kings (Frataraka)
Amir Amiri Nezhad, Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran
Received: Apr. 21, 2018;       Accepted: May 5, 2018;       Published: Sep. 15, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ija.20180601.15      View  294      Downloads  17
Abstract
History of Persia after the Alexander, which is called Hellenism, was written by local available resources to revive the history of local governments during Seleucids and Arsacids, especially the Persislocal government. No doubt the most useful and documented local resources are the coins minted by the Persis local kings which shows the Pars Province had internal autonomy for a while ruled by local governors. The present study covers a period from 300 B.C. until 130 B.C. in which reviewing the first group of coins of Persis kings well known as Frataraka. It carried out as a field and library research gathered and reviewed coins of Persis kings preserved at some museums such as Bank Sepah Museum, Ancient Iran Museum, Iran Money Museum and some official numismatic catalogues. No doubt, these coins contain some special political and religious symbols rooted in their past. The present study is aimed to review the historical events within the aforementioned period relied on knowledge of numismatics, which carried out by descriptive – analytical method in order to represent an exact history of Persis local government (Frataraka).
Keywords
Coin, Frataraka, Persis, Local Government
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Amir Amiri Nezhad, A New Insight to the Persis Kings (Frataraka), International Journal of Archaeology. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018, pp. 37-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ija.20180601.15
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