The House of Ispahbudhan or the House of Aspahbadh was one of the seven Parthian clans of the Sasanian Empire. Like the Sasanians, they claimed descent from the Achaemenids.[1] They also claimed descent from the legendary Kayanid figure Isfandiyar,[2] who was the son of the Vishtaspa, who according to Zoroastrian sources was one of Zoroaster's early followers.[3]

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