Aspacures III of Iberia

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Aspacures III (or Varaz-Bakur II, Georgian: ვარაზ-ბაკურ II), of the Chosroid Dynasty, was the king of Iberia (Kartli, eastern Georgia) from c. 380 to 394. He was the son and successor of Mirdat III and was married to the daughter of Trdat, his relative and successor. He is credited by the Georgian chronicles with the construction of the church of Tsilkani.[1] During his reign, the Roman Empire signed the Peace of Acilisene with Sassanid Iran in which it admitted to the loss of Iberia and a greater portion of Armenia.[2]


  1. ^ Rapp, Stephen H. (2003), Studies In Medieval Georgian Historiography: Early Texts And Eurasian Contexts, pp. 315-6. Peeters Bvba ISBN 90-429-1318-5.
  2. ^ Suny, Ronald Grigor (1994), The Making of the Georgian Nation: 2nd edition, p. 22. Indiana University Press, ISBN 0-253-20915-3
Preceded by
Mihrdat III
King of Iberia
Succeeded by