Parthian script

The Parthian script developed from the Aramaic script around the 2nd century BC and was used during the Parthian and Sassanian periods of the Persian empire. The latest known inscription dates from 292 AD. It is also known as Inscriptional Parthian, as was mainly used for inscriptions on clay tablets and coins.

Notable features

Inscriptional Parthian alphabet

Parthian script

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Sample text

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Links

Information about Parthian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthian_language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inscriptional_Parthian http://www.iranchamber.com/history/articles/parthian_history_language.php
http://www.parthia.com/parthia_language.htm
https://www.unicode.org/L2/L2007/07207r-n3286r-parthian-pahlavi.pdf

Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies at the School of Oriental and Asian Studies (SOAS), University of London: http://www.cais-soas.com

Iranian languages

Avestan, Baluchi, Bartangi, Dari, Gilaki, Hazaragi, Ishkashimi, Juhuri, Khufi, Kurdish, Luri, Mazandarani, Ossetian, Oroshor, Persian, Parthian, Pashto, Rushani, Sanglechi, Sarikoli, Shabaki, Shughni, Tajik, Talysh, Tat, Wakhi, Yaghnobi, Yazghulami, Zazaki

Consonant alphabets (Abjads)

Ancient Berber, Arabic, Hebrew, Manichaean, Nabataean, Pahlavi, Parthian, Phoenician, Paleo-Hebrew, Proto-Sinaitic / Proto-Canaanite, Psalter, Punic, Sabaean, Samaritan, Sogdian, South Arabian, Syriac, Tifinagh, Ugaritic

Other writing systems


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