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Coin of Ardashir

Ardashir (Middle Persian: ArdashirPahlaviName.png) was a Sasanian prince, who ruled Marv from ca. 240 to 262. He was either a brother or son of the Sasanian king Ardashir I (r. 224-242), who had installed him as the ruler of Marv, which was the outpost of his empire in the north-east.


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