Pharasmanes V of Iberia

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Pharasmanes V
Pharasmanes V relief.jpg
Relief of Pharasmanes V
King of Iberia
Reign 547–561
Predecessor Bacurius II of Iberia
Successor Pharasmanes VI of Iberia
Dynasty Chosroid dynasty
Father Bacurius II of Iberia
Religion Georgian Orthodox Church

P'arsman V (Georgian: ფარსმან V, sometimes Latinized as Pharasmanes), of the Chosroid Dynasty, was the king of Iberia (Kartli, eastern Georgia) from 547 to 561.

Parsman was the son and successor of Bakur II, and was succeeded by his nephew P'arsman VI.[1]

According to the medieval Armenian adaptation of the Georgian Chronicles, in the reign of Parsman, the Ossetians (Georgian designation for Alans) attacked and ravaged Kartli, prompting Parsman to place himself under the Persian protection on terms of paying tribute. However, this version differs from that given by the Georgian original in the History of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, where nothing is said about the Alans and an unprovoked Persian aggression is recalled.[2]


  1. ^ Martindale, John Robert (1992), The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, p. 967. Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-07233-6.
  2. ^ Alemany, Augusti (2003). "Sixth Century Alania: between Byzantium, Sassanian Iran and the Turkic World" (PDF). Erān ud Anērān: Studies Presented to Boris Ilich Marshak on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
Preceded by
Bakur II
King of Iberia
Succeeded by
P'arsman VI