A sub-unit of Pushtigban were the Gyan-avspar, the sacrificers of their lives. They fought with distinction during Julian's invasion of Persia in the 4th century AD and made a great impression on the Roman forces. Julian's memoirs state that Pushtigban cataphracts were so mighty that they could spit two Roman soldiers on their lances at once due to their furious charge. Julian solidus, ca. ...
The Pushtigban bodyguards fought with distinction also during the final years of Sassanid Persia to repel the invading MuslimArabs. Their institution logically disappeared with the submission of the last Sassanid emperor to Arabian suzerainty in 651 AD. A Muslim (Arabic: Ù Ø³ÙÙ ) (sometimes also spelled Moslem) is an adherent of Islam. ... For other uses, see Arab (disambiguation). ...
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