The state and pomp which surrounded the monarch seem scarcely to have fallen short of the Achaemenian standard.
The Achaemenian kings regarded the plane as their peculiar tree, and a representation of it in gold formed part of their state.
The Achaemenian sovereign did not hesitate to forestall the attack, and promptly assumed the offensive.
One gem, ascribed on somewhat doubtful grounds to the Persians of Achaemenian times, contains what appears to be a portrait.
He is indeed the only monarch of the Achaemenian line who appears to have been bloodthirsty by temperament.
The Saseanian reliefs need not on the whole shrink from a comparison with those of the Achaemenian Persians.
The Oxus, in the time of the Achaemenian kings, fell into the Caspian by a channel which can even now be traced.
Anzan had been first occupied, it would appear, by his great-grandfather Teispes the Achaemenian.
Now only the older Pg 87Persian inscriptions of the Achaemenian kings awaited interpretation.
The Achaemenian kings joined him occasionally with Ormazd in their invocations.