Artabanus III of Parthia

Artabanus III of Parthia

Artabanus III of Parthia was a rival for the crown of the Parthian Empire during the reign of Pacorus II, against whom he revolted; his own reign extended from about 80 to 90. On a coin of 80 he calls himself Arsaces Artabanus. He was strong enough at one point to support Terentius Maximus, a pretender to the Roman Empire who rose in Asia Minor under the name of Roman Emperor Nero, but ultimately could not maintain himself against Pacorus.


* Zonaras xi, 18.

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