Mithridates III of Commagene

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Mithridates III
King of Commagene
Reign 20 BC – 12 BC
(8 years)
Predecessor Mithridates II
Successor Antiochus III
Spouse Princess Iotapa of Media Atropatene
Issue Aka II of Commagene
Antiochus III of Commagene
Iotapa, Queen of Emesa
Iotapa, Queen of Commagene
Full name
Mithridates III Antiochus Epiphanes
House Orontid Dynasty
Father King Mithridates II of Commagene
Mother Laodice
Died 12 BC

Mithridates III Antiochus Epiphanes (Greek: Μιθριδάτης Ἀντίοχος ὀ Ἐπιφανής, flourished 1st century BC) was a prince who served as a King of Commagene.

Biography[edit]

Mithridates III was the son and successor of King Mithridates II of Commagene and Queen Laodice. He was of Armenian[1] and Greek descent.

Mithridates III, sometime after 30 BC, had married his paternal cousin Iotapa, a Princess of Media Atropatene who was a daughter of Artavasdes I of Media Atropatene and his wife, Athenais.

Iotapa bore Mithridates III one daughter, Aka II of Commagene;[2][3] one son called Antiochus III and two daughters both called Iotapa. One daughter called Iotapa married King Sampsiceramus II of Emesa, Syria and the another Iotapa, later married and ruled with her brother Antiochus III.

When Mithridates III’s father died in 20 BC, he succeeded his father. He reigned as king between 20 BC–12 BC. Very little is known on his life and his reign. When he died in 12 BC, Antiochus III of Commagene became King.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chahin, Mark (2001). The Kingdom of Armenia. Routlege. pp. 190–191. ISBN 0-7007-1452-9. 
  2. ^ Royal genealogy of Aka II of Commagene at rootsweb
  3. ^ Royal genealogy of Mithradates III of Commagene at rootsweb

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