Vologases II of Parthia

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Coin of Vologases II.

Vologases II of Parthia (Persian: ولاش دوم‎) ruled the Parthian Empire from about 77 to 80. Little is known about him. Vologases II was the son of Vologases I of Parthia and was of mixed Parthian and Greek ancestry[1][2] It seems that Vologases II was defeated and deposed by his uncle, Pacorus II of Parthia (ruled c. 78–105). His son was Vologases III of Parthia.

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  1. ^ Tarn, William Woodthorpe (2010). The Greeks in Bactria and India. Cambridge University Press. pp. 51–52. ISBN 9781108009416. ...for earlier Arsacids married their half- sisters or other princesses, and the first king whose mother was a Greek concubine Vologases I, A.D. 57-77; the statement cannot be earlier than his reign. 
  2. ^ Bunson, Matthew (1995). A Dictionary of the Roman Empire. Oxford University Press. p. 454. ISBN 9780195102338. VOLOGASES I (d. 80 A.D.) King of Parthia from circa 51 to 80 A.D.; the greatest of the five kings who would bear his name, although Parthia was troubled throughout his reign on both its eastern and western borders. He was the son of VONONES II, a one-time monarch of Media-Atropatene. His mother was reportedly a Greek concubine. 
Vologases II of Parthia
Preceded by
Vologases I
Great King (Shah) of Parthia
77–80
Succeeded by
Pacorus II