Image Remarks: A Coin from Parthian King Balash (Vologases) who reigned from 51 to 78 A.D. The reign of Balash marked an Iranian revival against Hellenism. He went back to Iranian customs and traditions of Achamenid era. Clues&Views:Balash ordered collection of the ancient Avestan texts. On some of his coins a fire temple can be seen and this tradition continued for several hundred years to the end of the Sassanid Empire.