I’m not sure if this is the proper place for my question, but it didn’t seem to fit under Books and References.
Can anyone tell me what the definition is of ‘barsnom’ or ‘barsnom’ bundles”? I assume that it is a collection
of sticks or staffs (with religious connotations or used in certain religious rites, particular to Zoroastrianism perhaps) but I’m not 100% sure.
In Section 19 Reverse/The Coin Type
of Sasanian Numismatics
(pp. 18 & 19) Göbl
mentions ‘barsnom’ bundles in the context of staves and Susan Tyler-Smith
does the same on p. 312 of “The Kavād Hoard
” [The Numismatic Chronicle (1966-)
. 164 (2004)]. In neither place is the term explicitly defined and oddly enough when I execute an Internet search
for the term no definition comes
up. I thought that definitions for everything could be found on the Internet!
Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.