|Rival Parthian king|
|Reign||49 – 51|
Meherdates (Parthian: 𐭌𐭄𐭓𐭃𐭕 Mihrdāt) was a Parthian prince who competed against Gotarzes II (r. 40–51) for the Parthian crown from 49 to 51. A son of Vonones I (r. 8–12), he was ultimately defeated and captured by Gotarzes II, who spared him, but had his ears mutilated, an act that disqualified him from inheriting the throne.
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| Parthian king