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Title: Sassanica Varia Palaestiniensia
Subtitle: A Sassanian Seal from T. Iṣtaba, Israel, and other Sassanian Objects from the Southern Levant
Author(s): MAEIR, Aren M.
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 35 Date: 2000
Though limited in scope, archaeological evidence indicating connections between Sassanian Iran and Byzantine Palestine are attested. In the past, this discussion has been limited primarily to the physical evidence of the Sassanian conquest of Palestine in 614 CE. But additional, albeit sparse, archaeological evidence does exist, primarily small objects. Although the author has attempted to collect all such evidence, additional objects indicating such connections may exist.
Unfortunately, based on the quantity, dispersal, types, as well as the dates of the contexts of the various objects, the author doesn't think it is prudent to relate them to a specific historical scenario. Though it is tempting to tie these objects to the most conspicious historical event, the Persian conquest and occupation of 614-628 CE, other scenarios are no less probable, and in some cases preferable. Trade, immigration and other modes of connections are likely candidates.