Investiture of Ardashir II

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Carole Raddato
published on 01 November 2021
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Sasanian relief in Taq-e Bostan (Iran) depicting the investiture of Ardashir II (r. 379-383 CE), the Sasanian King of Kings. Ardashir II appears in the middle, receiving the diadem from his predecessor Shapur II (r. 309-379 CE) (or Ahura Mazda) on the right, with Mithra standing to the left. The fallen enemy is most likely the Roman emperor Julian the Apostate (r. 361-363 CE).

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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