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Title: Administrative Bullae from Tappe Bardnakoon, a Newly Found Late Sasanian Administrative Centre
Author(s): KHOSROWZADEH, Alireza , NOROUZI, Aliashgar , GYSELEN, Rika , HABIBI, Hossein
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 55    Date: 2020   
Pages: 165-220
DOI: 10.2143/IA.55.0.3289195

Abstract :
Excavations at the settlement of Tappe Bardnakoon in the Central Zagros region unearthed a hitherto unidentified administrative centre of the late Sasanian Empire. Among the materials found were a large corpus of 559 clay bullae. The 22 administrative clay sealings in the sigillographic archive of Tappe Bardnakoon increases the corpus of administrative bullae currently known. In general this latter group of bullae is homogeneous in terms of layout, shape, and dimension. The administrative sealings suggest that Tappe Bardnakoon was then located in the canton Rāwar-kust-ī-rōdbār which was part of the province of Gay and the region of Spahān. They show the administrative relations between Tappe Bardnakoon and the adjacent regions of Hūzestān and Pārs, and in particular with the provinces of Rām-Ohrmazd, Ohrmazd-Ardašīr, Weh-Andiyok-Šābuhr and Īg.

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