Suzhou Foreign Language School, Suzhou, 215011, China
Sasanian Empire once played an indispensable part in term of facilitating the trading networks in Iran in terms of investing in infrastructures and issuing high quality silver coins. These actions greatly impacted the trading activities not only within the Iranian border but also had economic influence over the Silk Roads countries. Though during the later period of the Sasanian Empire, the country’s power and control over the central Asia declined, they still remained an important role due to their early investment in coinage.
Sasanian, coins, Silk Roads, trading networks
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