Arshak II of Iberia

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Arshak II (Georgian: არშაკ) or Arsuk (არსუკ) (died in AD 1), of the Nimrodid Dynasty, was a king of Iberia (Kartli, eastern Georgia) from c. 20 BC to AD 1.

According to a legendary account from the medieval Georgian annals, he was a descendant of Nimrod and Parnavaz through his father, Mirian II, and was a member of the Arshakuniani dynasty through his mother. Arshak faced with the return of the exiled P'arnabazid prince Aderki (son of Kartam, adopted son of Bratman). From the battle, Aderki emerged victorious and became a king.[1]


  1. ^ Cyril Toumanoff tentatively suggested the identification of the Aderki of the Georgian sources with Pharasmanes I of Iberia known from the Classical aources. Rapp, Stephen H. (2003), Studies In Medieval Georgian Historiography: Early Texts And Eurasian Contexts, p. 285. Peeters Bvba ISBN 90-429-1318-5.
Preceded by
Mirian II
King of Caucasian Iberia
c. 20 BC–AD 1
Succeeded by
Pharasmanes I (Aderki?)