Amazasp I of Iberia

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Amazasp I (Georgian: ამაზასპი) was a king of Iberia (Kartli, modern eastern Georgia) whose reign is placed by the early medieval Georgian historical compendia in the 2nd century. Professor Cyril Toumanoff suggests 106–116 as the years of his reign and considers him to be the son and successor of Mithridates I of Iberia who is known from epigraphic material as a Rome’s ally.

The Georgian chronicles report Amazasp’s joint, ten-years long, rule with Derok (Deruk) and make Armazi as his seat (as opposite to Derok’s residence at Mtskheta). Many modern scholars, however, consider the Iberian diarchy a pure legend and argue Amazasp was the king in his own right.[1]


  1. ^ Rapp, Stephen H. (2003), Studies In Medieval Georgian Historiography: Early Texts And Eurasian Contexts, p. 289. Peeters Publishers, ISBN 90-429-1318-5.
Preceded by
Mithridates I
King of Iberia
Succeeded by
Pharasmanes II