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Title: Parthian Rhytons from Veliran
Author(s): NE'MATI, Mohammad Reza , SADRAIE, Ali
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 45 Date: 2010
Recent earth moving activities in Damavand region resulted in the discovery of an archaeological site with significant data on the Parthian and Sasanian periods in N-Iran. Excavations at a Parthian cemetery produced three different burial traditions and grave types: a hypogeum, a jar burial and a stone-lined tomb. A hypogeum, cut into natural deposits, was the most important Parthian find from the site. Amongst the most characteristic objects from this tomb were four attractive rhytons: three in the shape of a goat/ibex and one in the shape of a human leg with shoe. Based on the presence of early Parthian coins and pottery, the rhytons are datable to the late 2nd/early 1st. century BC.