Ardashir I - Founder of the Sassanid Persian Empire

Illustration

Mohammad Rasoulipour
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published on 25 January 2022

Ardashir V of Persis | Ardeshir the Unifier | Ardashir I | اردشیر یکم (l. c. 180-241 CE, r. 224-240 CE)

A visual representation of Ardeshir I (the Unifier), founder of the Sasanian Empire (Larger Iran). This representation is largely based on visual evidence found on coins and a number of rock reliefs he has left in Naqsh-e Rostam and Firoozabad.

The color of the clothing and headgear (Korybos) is based on Hamza Isfahani’s (Iranian historian, early Islamic era) notes he had taken based on an illustrated, perhaps official, book of the Sassanid court.

“His vest is… Speckled with Gold, … his crown is also green on gold…“ (Hoyland, 2018)

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About the Author

Mohammad Rasoulipour
Mohammad is a visual artist focused on visualizing ancient Iranian history. He is the Founder and Steward of the Eranshahr Project.

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Rasoulipour, M. (2022, January 25). Ardashir I - Founder of the Sassanid Persian Empire. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15069/ardashir-i---founder-of-the-sassanid-persian-empir/

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Rasoulipour, Mohammad. "Ardashir I - Founder of the Sassanid Persian Empire." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 25, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15069/ardashir-i---founder-of-the-sassanid-persian-empir/.

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Rasoulipour, Mohammad. "Ardashir I - Founder of the Sassanid Persian Empire." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Jan 2022. Web. 24 May 2022.

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