ĒRĀN-XWARRAH-YAZDGERD (Ērān, glory of Yazdegerd), Sasanian province probably created by Yazdegerd II (438-457). The city cannot be identified with any certainty, but it is likely that it was located in the north of the Sasanian province of Gorgān.
Ph. Gignoux and R. Gyselen, “Sceaux sasanides de la collection M. I. Mochiri,” in Ph. Gignoux, ed., Pad nām ī yazdān: Etudes d’épigraphie, de numismatique et d’histoire de l’Iran ancien, Paris, 1979, pp. 108-9; 00.2, pl. 1.
R. Gyselen, La géographie administrative de l’Empire sassanide: Les témoignages sigillographiques, Res Orientales 1, Bures-sur-Yvette, 1989, pp. 47-48 and passim.
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