EPIGRAPHY, the study of inscriptions, particularly their collection, decipherment, interpretation, dating, and classification.

i. Old Persian and Middle Iranian epigraphy

ii. Greek inscriptions from ancient Iran.

iii. Arabic inscriptions in Persia.

iv. Safavid and later inscriptions.

v. Inscriptions from the Indian subcontinent.

vi. Ossetic epigraphy. See OSSETIC.

vii. Early Persian epigraphy. See SUPPLEMENT.

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Originally Published: December 15, 1998

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