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  Iranica.com - ELYMAIS
In Sumerian this "regional" Elam was written with the sign NIM, which conveyed the idea of "highland." In the present context Elam is most probably to be identified with the foothills and valleys of the Zagros mountains, which rise to the east and north of the K¨u@zesta@n plain.
The name Elymais may be understood to mean Elam minor, a usage most probably intended to differentiate this district from the major part of the old Elamite territories comprising the plains of Susiana.
Two later kings of Elymais are attested in a series of rock inscriptions written in Aramaic and located at Tang-e Sarvak, a narrow upland valley of eastern K¨u@zesta@n.
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 Elymais (Elam)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Elymais (the Greek name for Biblical Elam) was an ancient state located in the region southeast of the Tigris River with a capital located in the city of Susa (Shushan).
Elymais was incorporated into the Old Babylonian Empire, but freed itself in the thirteenth century, at which time Elamite culture was at its height.
It is however known that although Elymais had largely been a client-kingdom under the Arsakid Parthians the relative freedom of the country came to a violent end in AD 227 when it was conquered by Ardashir I, the destroyer of Parthian power and founder of the Sasanian Persian Empire.
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Such is Elymais (Greek version of the ancient "Elam"): a kingdom which occupied a space between Babylonia and Persis.
Written history on Elymais is almost non-existent (one sentence by Lucian mentions a king named Kamnaskires) but we have dozens of varieties of coins spanning the last two centuries BC and the first two centuries AD.
Later coins of Elymais did not bare any inscriptions, and the name of the late 2nd and early 3rd century Kings are not known.
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 Elymais   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Such is Elymais: a kingdom which occupied a space between Babylonia and Persis.
Elymais was ruled by a king who was subordinate to the Parthian 'King of Kings'.
The coins of Elymais are interesting as examples of the many ancient civilizations that left little trace on the written history of the world.
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 CoinArchives.com Lot Viewer
The alternative is to name this ruler as Orodes I, reclassify the all coins bearing a Parthian tiara as issues of Orodes II, and changing the traditional Orodes II to Orodes III.
This is clearly demonstrated by the presence of the Anchor (Elamite) symbol on certain Parthian drachm reverses.
The existance of this sort of a transitional issue between the Kamnaskirid Dynasty and the Arsakid Dynasty in Elymais weakens the ideological distinction made previously by showing a drastic break in the stylistic continuum.
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 Section 9 – The Kingdom of Tiaozhi 條支 (Characene and Susiana)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
“The region of Susiana is distinguished from Elymais by Strabo XVI.1.8, 17, 18 and Pliny, NH For the absorption of Susiana and its capital by the kingdom of Elymais, see U. Artabanos III, 40-47 and G. Suse, 426-430, who dates the end of Parthian Power in Susa to c.
It was possible to sail right up the Pasitgris to the city of Susa (as, indeed, Alexander did) even though it was some 250 Roman miles (371 km) from the Persian Gulf, according to Pliny NH (b), p.
“The territory of Susa is separated from Elymais by the river Karún, which rises in the country of the Medes, and after running for a moderate distance underground, comes to the surface again and flows through Massabatene.
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 Coins of Elymais
Very little is known about the history of Elymais, a quasi-independent kingdom once located in the foothills of the Zagros mountains at the head of the Persian Gulf between Babylonia and Persis in the southwestern part of present-day Iran.
With the advent of the Sasanian empire in Persia, Elymais finally lost it's independence to Ardashir I in A.D. The early coinage was of Seleucid style tetradrachms in good silver followed fairly soon by debased tetradrachms drachms of increasingly eastern style using Pahlavi for the inscriptions.
The existence of this sort of a transitional issue between the Kamnaskirid dynasty and the Arsacid dynasty in Elymais weakens the ideological distinction made previously by showing a drastic break in the stylistic continuum.
www.parthia.com /parthia_coins_elymais.htm   (3835 words)

  
 Elymais --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Though the capital city of Susa belonged to Elymais, it seems to have been administered by a Persian satrap; …
Though the capital city of Susa belonged to Elymais, it seems to have been administered by a Persian satrap;...
Antiochus VII Sidetes—brother of Demetrius II, who had been taken prisoner—assembled a powerful army, which once more included men of Persis and Elymais.
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 FORVM's Classical Numismatics Discussion Board Gallery
Autonomous Coinage, Elymais, Orodes I, AE Drachm – 32 viewsobv: Bust of Orodes I left, with long beard, wearing diad.
Note: Elymais was a small kingdom occupying the hilly region between Babylonia and Persis, maintaining a quasi-independence of its powerful neighbor, the Arsacid Kingdom of Parthia.
With the fall of the Arsacids, however, Elymais was conquered by Ardashir and became a province of that prince's new Sassanian Empire.
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 Elymais (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
In 1 Macc 6:1 the common reading, which is adopted by the King James Version, refers to Elymais as a rich city in Persia.
No other reference, however, to such a city is found except in Josephus (Ant., XII, ix, 1) who simply follows 1 Macc.
The text should therefore be corrected to read as in the Revised Version (British and American), "in Elymais in Persia there was a city."
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 Ancients.info - The Online Resource for Ancient Coins & Antiquities
Elymais Kamnaskires-Orodes (III) Late 2nd Century AD, Æ Drachm, 14mm.
Ob.: Facing bust, hair in two large bunches at sides; anchor symbol and crescent at right.
That's from the Kingdom of Elymais - a satrapy of the Parthians with its capital at Susa - near the outlet of the rivers Tigris and Euphrates into the Persian Gulf.
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 Naomi - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
But 1 Macc 1, which is more reliable, gives a different account of the death of Epiphanes after an attempt to rob a rich temple in Elymais.
The account of 2 Macc 1:13 must be mere legend, as far as Epiphanes is concerned, but may have been suggested or colored by the story of the death of Antiochus the Great, who met his death while plundering a temple of Belus near Elymais (Strabo xvi.l.18; Diod.
The temple of Nanaea referred to in 2 Macc 1:13 may be identified with that of Artemis (Polyb.
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 ISFAHAN - LoveToKnow Article on ISFAHAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A valuable tradition, proceeding from quite a different source, has also been preserved to the effect that Jem, who invented the original Persian character, dwelt in Assan, a district of Shuster (see Flugels Fihrist, p.
21), which exactly accords with the Assyrian notices of Assan or Anshan classed as a dependency of Elymais.
Now, it is well known that native legend represented the Persian race to have been held in bondage for a thousand years, after the reign of Jem, by the foreign usurper Zohak or Biverasp, a period which may well represent the duration of Ely-.
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 Update history
"Elymais coins" section was updated with about 10 new coins and some attributions were corrected.
The "Kingdom of Elymais" was updated with about 60 individually listed and attributed drachmas, including a few very rare types.
This is the best variety of Elymais drachmas that we have ever seen offered for sale.
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 brief history of Elam - world history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Its traditional capital was Susa, for which reason the region is also referred to as Susiana.
As a dependency of Parthia, Elam is known as Elymais.
Elamite was written in cuneiform, but there are few vestiges of it and it is not entirely understood.
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 SCC Forums -> Parthia
Elymais archer - From the Steppes of the Iranian Plaeteu, Excellent Archers.
"ranged cavalry" wont cut it however the Elymais cavalry archers are good ranged cavalry units.
400 Cataphract Lunades, 280 Elymais Cavalry Archers, 1100 Eastern Heavy Spearmen,120 Elymais archers, 120 Dailami mountain tribesmen,270 Cataphract Kontos,160 Patran Archers.
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 USCCB - NAB - 1 Maccabees 6
As King Antiochus was traversing the inland provinces, he heard that in Persia there was a city called Elymais, famous for its wealth in silver and gold,
[1] Elymais: the mountainous region of Elam, north of the Persian Gulf.
This section continues the story from 1 Macc 3:37 and pertains to events preceding those in 1 Macc 4:37-39.
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 Behind the Name: Message: "More on the Goddess Nanaea"
But 1 Macc 1 ff, which is more reliable, gives a different account of the death of Epiphanes after an attempt to rob a rich temple in Elymais.
The account of 2 Macc 1:13 ff must be mere legend, as far as Epiphanes is concerned, but may have been suggested or colored by the story of the death of Antiochus the Great, who met his death while plundering a temple of Belus near Elymais (Strabo xvi.l.18; Diod.
The temple of Nanaea referred to in 2 Macc 1:13 ff may be identified with that of Artemis (Polyb.
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 Bienvenue sur Magnificat.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ahiqar, however, took care of me for two years, until he left for Elymais.
At that time my wife Anna worked for hire at weaving cloth, the kind of work women do.
At that Jesus said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s but give to God what is God’s." Their amazement at him knew no bounds.
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 SCC Forums > Parthia
Elymais cavalry archer - Light Cavarly Archers, 3 Denarii/60 Men
Jul 21 2004, 11:06 AM 2 more slight things, you only have 6 income so you cant afford the market and farms which = 8 denarii however you can make 2 farms, Also your military unit is a tad different from the profile I gave you, Melee cavalry has 90 troops and ranged has 80.
Elymais cavalry archer - Light Cavarly Archers, 3 Denarii/80 Men
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 ELAM - Online Information article about ELAM
Ezra iv, 9), it is confined to Elymais, the See also:
Pliny more correctly makes the Eulaeus the boundary between Susiana and Elymais (N.H. vi.
The Uxii are described as a robber tribe in the mountains adjacent to See also:
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 Maccabees, Books Of, 1-2 (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
In 6:37 it is said there were 32 men upon each elephant, perhaps a misreading of the original "2 or 3," although the Indian elephant corps at the turn of this century carried more.
We know nothing of a Persian village Elymais (1 Macc 6:1).
The number of Jewish warriors that fought and the number slain are understated, while there are evident exaggerations of the number of soldiers who fought against them and of those of them who were left dead on the field (see 1 Macc 4:15; 7:46; 11:45-51, etc.).
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 Ancient Coins - Persian, Indian, Asian
IRAN / Persia, PARTHIA, ELYMAIS, AE Drachm, #10
IRAN / Persia, PARTHIA, ELYMAIS, AE Drachm, #7
IRAN / Persia, PARTHIA, ELYMAIS, AE Drachm, #3
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 Elymais --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
Elymais --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
Though the capital city of Susa belonged to Elymais, it seems to have been administered by a Persian satrap; the heart of the kingdom centred near the mountains of Luristan near modern Behbehan and Izeh, where the local dynasty left rock reliefs and inscriptions in a form of Aramaic.
The dynasty seems to have been founded by Kamnaskires, known from coins dated 81
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 ancient Parthian & Sasanian coins
Elymais, Orodes I (A.D. 100?) AE Drachm (2.97 gr)
Elymais, Orodes I (130 to 147 AD) AE Drachm
Obv: Profile of prince, left, draped, wearing the tiara adorned with the anchor, necklace and earring, long pointed beard.
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 Elymais - Ancient Greek Coins - WildWinds.com
Click here for the Elymais page with thumbnail images.
Kingdom of Elymais, Kamnaskires V. Circa mid-late 1st century BC.
Search for Elymais in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
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 History : Josephus' writings - Book 12, Ch. 9
HOW ANTIOCHUS EUPATOR FOUGHT AGAINST JUDA AND BESIEGED HIM IN THE TEMPLE AND AFTERWARDS MADE PEACE WITH HIM AND DEPARTED; OF ALCIMUS AND ONIAS.
And being incited by these motives, he went in haste to Elymais, and assaulted it, and besieged it.
And when he was grieving for this disappointment, some persons told him of the defeat of his commanders whom he had left behind him to fight against Judea, and what strength the Jews had already gotten.
www.godrules.net /library/flavius/flaviusb12c9.htm   (1142 words)

  
 Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Thus, there is a very real sense in which Bagoas bears responsibility for draining the Empire of sufficient vitality to withstand collapse.
A Scythian group in the northeast (Parthia) 247, Khurasan 185, Media, Fars, Atropatene, Babylon, and Elymais 141-138.
If you are visiting here from other portions of the archive, here is an express to get you back to where you were:
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 Guy Clark Ancient Coins and Antiquities- Eastern Coinages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Elymais, Kamnaskires, ca 1st -2nd Century AD, AE Drachm (3.7g).
Elymais, Unknown Kings, Prince B, ca AD200, AE Drachm (3.1g).
Elymais, Kamnaskir-Orodes III, ca late 2nd Century AD, AE Drachm (4.3g).
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 Parthian
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The Kingdom of Elymais - a satrapy of the Parthians with its capital at Susa - near the outlet of the rivers
Elymias is sometimes also referred to as the "Kingdom of Susiana".
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 Zeno - Oriental Coins Database - Elymais, Tetradrachm, Kamnaskires II, Susa, AD 163-162. - Powered by PhotoPost   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Zeno - Oriental Coins Database - Elymais, Tetradrachm, Kamnaskires II, Susa, AD 163-162.
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Kingdom of Elymais, Kamnaskires II (c.163-162 B.C.), AR Tetradrachm, 15.31g., Susa, diademed head of King right, monogram behind, rev. [ba]ΣiΛeΩ[Σ] kamniΣkipoy nikhΦ[opoy], Apollo seated left on omphalos holding arrow left and resting on bow (Alram 431; BMC Arabia LIII.6; EHC 642), light smoothing in obverse field to remove slight corrosion, otherwise extremely fine, rare
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