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88-89; 1947; 49). Utas remarked that this is a confusion be tween the people Col (Col) and the place name located west of the Cas pian. This confusion effects the next two paragraphs 19-20 where 122). e, Ctesiphon. Some numismatists have read the mint-mark VSP for the city of Wisp-siid-Husraw located in Iraq. Commentary 41 Isfahani mentions another city by the name of Husraw-sabuhr which was one of the seven cities of Mada'in which was built by Husraw I. Hu boy-husraw Hanbil-sabuhr Mada'in as well (TafazzolT 1983; 340).
Markwart also stated that Babylon was thought to be the center of astrology (Markawart 1932; 66), but did not give any other information. This reference empha sizes the Babylonian origin of astrology, but the influence of Greek as trology has been demonstrated in this passage as well (MacKenzie 1964; 65n; Panaino 1998; 76). -TIr: "Planet Mercury" The reference is to the planet Mercury whose sign is thought to have influence over the region of Babylon (MacKenzie 1964; 65n), and it was considered a very negative luminary and it was to have a demonic func tion (Panaino 1998; 76).
In the SE is also related that 50 Sahrestanlha-I Eran-sallr ArdaxSIr I called several cities by his own name including Bih Ardasfr which was in Kennan (Fiirsniime 1 363; 60). But there was also a Bih Ardasfr on the west side of Mada' in in Iraq (TabarI l 999; 1 6). 4 1 ) Staxr: "Staxr" Staxr was the center of Sasanian power in the beginning of the third century CEo The Anahid frre-temple which Pabag, ArdaxsIr's father, was custodian of wqs at Staxr and the Achaemenid monuments were also located close by.