Artabanus III of Parthia
For Parthian Kings and other people of this name, see Artabanus.
He was a rival for the crown of the Parthian Empire during the reign of Pacorus II of Parthia, against whom he revolted. His own reign as King extended from about 80 to 90. On coinage, he is known as Arsaces Artabanus. Artabanus III was strong enough at one point to support Terentius Maximus, a Roman pretender who rose in Anatolia claiming to be the deceased emperor Nero. However Artabanus III could not maintain himself against Pacorus II.
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- Joannes Zonaras xi, 18
- A. Verstandig, History of the Parthian Empire (-250 – 227), The Scream History Edition (Belgium), 2001
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