ARSACIDS (Persian Aškānīān, اشکانیان), Parthian dynasty which ruled Iran from about 250 BCE to about 226 CE.

i. Origins.

ii. The Arsacid dynasty.

iii. Arsacid coinage.

iv. Arsacid religion.

v. The “Arsacid” era.

vi. Arsacid chronology in traditional history.

vii. The Arsacid dynasty of Armenia.

viii. Military Architecture Of Parthia.

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Originally Published: December 15, 1986

Last Updated: August 15, 2011

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Vol. II, Fasc. 5, pp. 525-546

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Multiple Authors,  “ARSACIDS,” Encyclopaedia Iranica, II/5, pp. 525-546, available online at (accessed on 30 December 2012).