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an ancient kingdom in Asia to the southeast of the Caspian Sea

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12) While the dated Parthian coinage clearly shows that Macedonian years in the Seleucid era started in the autumn under the Arsacids, Macedonian dates doubled-dated in the Arsacid and Seleucid (SEM) eras show that the Arsacid year number was sometimes 64 years behind the corresponding SEM year number and sometimes 65.
This particular month is only intercalary in the Arsacid model of the Macedonian calendar and here it occurs only once in every 19 year cycle.
Keywords: Hellenism; time reckoning; intercalary months; Gandhara; epigraphy; Arsacid calendar; Macedonian calendar; eras of Azes, Kaniska, Yavana.
Active under the Arsacids in the early third century, Zazai's position as the historical founder is diminished over time in that Mandaeanism is an eternal religion and can have no human founder.
The Arsacids, too, had done so before him, but without the mediation of the mythical Bahman.
Artaxerxes If, the historical figure metamorphosed into Bahman by the Zoroastrian tradition, had already been chosen by the Parthians as the Achaemenid ancestor of the Arsacids some two centuries before the rise of Ardasir, presumably in their hostility toward Hellenistic cultural domination (Wolski 1974: 171-75).
That the Arsacids were descendants of Huang Di (the Yellow Emperor) and so on is a farfetched opinion of the first order.
Between the territory controlled by the so-called Northern Wei and Bukhara there were many other territories where descendants of the Arsacids or of people originally coming from Parthia may have decided to live sometime between the early third century and the time when An Tugen's ancestor decided to move to the territory controlled by the Northern Wei.
Kuwabara asserts that one cannot rely on the passage from the Xin Tang shu because to state that the Arsacids were descendants of Huang Di (the Yellow Emperor) is a farfetched opinion of the first order.