List of Rulers of the Sasanian Empire

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  • Drachm of Bahram IV
    99.35.2965
  • Plate: the king Yazdgard I, slaying a stag
    1970.6
  • Plate with a hunting scene from the tale of Bahram Gur and Azadeh
    1994.402
  • Plate with king hunting rams
    34.33
  • Yazdigird II Accedes to the Throne, Folio 592r from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
    1970.301.66
  • Drawing of Sasanian rock relief: Ardashir I (r. A.D. 224-241) and the Zoroastrian divinity Ahura Mazda at Naqsh-i Rustam, southern Iran
    1998.6.3
House of Sasan
Ardashir I (1998.6.3)
224–241 A.D.
Shapur I
241–272 A.D.
Hormozd I
270–271 A.D.
Bahram I
271–274 A.D.
Bahram II
274–293 A.D.
Bahram III
293 A.D.
Narseh I
293–302 A.D.
Hormozd II
303–309 A.D.
Adhur Narseh
309 A.D.
Shapur II
310–379 A.D.
Ardashir II
379–383 A.D.
Shapur III
383–388 A.D.
Bahram IV (99.35.2965)
388–399 A.D.
Yazdgard I (1970.6)
399–420 A.D.
Bahram V (1994.402)
420–438 A.D.
Yazdgard II (1970.301.66)
438–457 A.D.
Hormozd III
457–459 A.D.
Peroz I (34.33)
459–484 A.D.
Valash
484–488 A.D.
Kavad I (34.33)
488–497 A.D. and 499–531 A.D.
Zamaspes
496–498 A.D.
Khusrau I
531–579
Hormozd IV
579–590
Khusrau II
590 and 591–628
House of Mihran
Bahram VI
590–591
House of Sasan
Kavad II
628
Ardashir III
628–629
House of Mihran
Shahrvaraz
629
House of Sasan
Khusrau III
630
Boran (Borandokht)
630 and 631–632
Shapur-I Shahrvaraz
630
Peroz II
630
Azarmidokht
630–631
Khusrau IV
631
Hormozd VI
630–631
Yazdgard III
633–651

Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

March 2016

Citation

Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art. “List of Rulers of the Sasanian Empire.” In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/saru/hd_saru.htm (March 2016)

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