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"King of Parthia"
Coin of Phriapatius.
Reign 185–170 BC
Predecessor Arsaces II
Successor Phraates I
Born Unknown
Died 170 BC
Issue Phraates I
Mithridates I
Artabanus II
Mithridates II (possibly)
Dynasty Arsacid dynasty
Father Arsaces II
Religion Zoroastrianism

Phriapatius (Persian: فریاپت/ˌfrəˈpʃəs/) or Priapatius /ˌprəˈpʃəs/, sometimes called Phriapites /ˌfrˈæpɪtz/, was the king of the Parthian Empire from 185 BC to 170 BC.[1][2] He was the grandson of Tiridates I (246–211 BC), the brother of Arsaces I (250–211 BC), the founder of the Parthian Empire.

He ruled in the period following the invasion of Parthia by the Seleucid King Antiochus III (223–187 BC).

He was the father of three Parthian kings, Phraates I (170–165 BC), who was his successor, Mithridates I (165–132 BC), and Artabanus I (138–124 BC).


 Died: 176 BC
Preceded by
Arsaces II
King of Parthia
191–176 BC
Succeeded by
Phraates I