Inscriptional Literature: A Review of Parthian Inscription of Sar-e Pol-e Zohab: Godarz Son of Gew or Godarz Son of Ardawan

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The present paper is about an inscription from the Parthian era which has been found in the town of Sar-e Pol-e Zohab in the province of Kirmanshah. This Parthian bas-relief is about two people on the two sides of the bas-relief inscription. The investigation on the right-handside, due to erosion is not quite readable, but the left-handside inscription had been formerly read and believed to be ‘Godarz, son of Gew’. As I have personally studied this inscription and obtained a moulding there of, I have come at a different understanding; it reveals ‘Godarz, son of Ardawan’. This present paper refers to this incident.

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