Kingdom of Tashir-Dzoraget (Armenian: Տաշիր-Ձորագետի ԹագավորությունTashir-Dzorageti t'agavorut'yun), alternatively known as the Kingdom of Lori or Kiurikian Kingdom, was a medieval Armenian kingdom located on the territories of modern-day Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The name Kiurike was the local form of Gurgen, the name of the first king of the dynasty.
In 979 King Smbat II of Armenia gave the province of Tashir to his brother Gurgen (Kiurike) with the title of king. The branch went on to outlive the main one in Ani. It became especially strong during the reign of the King David (989–1048), who conquered some territories from Emirates of Tbilisi and Ganja, and chose Samshvilde as his residence. Later on he tried to separate from Ani's suzerainty, but was punished by Gagik I. His lands were confiscated, which earned him the epithet "Anhoghin" or "the Landless." David was succeeded by Kiurike II (r. 1048–89), who was bestowed by the Byzantines with the title of curopalates.
Unlike their Bagratuni relatives, the Kiurikian kings were unique in minting their own coins, with the line, "May the Lord aid Kiurike (George) the Khorapaghat (Curopalates)," running in five lines inscribed on the reverse side. They sponsored the construction of a number of churches and monasteries in northern Armenia, including those in Sanahin, Haghpat and Haghartsin, where a great many of them were interred.
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