Sanatruq I

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Sanatruq I was a king of Hatra, an ancient city in nowadays Iraq. He is known from more than 20 inscriptions found at Hatra and reigned from about AD 140 to 180. Only one of his inscription is dated (year 176/177). He was the son of Naṣru who reigned from about AD 128 to 140.[1] He was one of the first ruler of Hatra calling himself mlk (king), but he bears also the title mry' (administrator).[2] Both titles are also attested for his brother Vologash or Wolgash. It is unclear whether they both reigned together and took of the title king at some point in their reign, or whether Sanatruq succeeded Wolgash.[1] His son and successor was Abdsamiya.


  1. ^ a b Dijkstra (1995) p.178
  2. ^ Dijkstra (1995) p.179


  • Dijkstra, Klaas (1995). Life and loyalty: a study in the socio-religious culture of Syria and Mesopotamia in the Graeco-Roman period based on epigraphical evidence. Religions in the Graeco-Roman world. 128. Brill. ISBN 90-04-09996-4. 
  • Michael Sommer: Hatra. Geschichte und Kultur einer Karawanenstadt im römisch-parthischen Mesopotamien. von Zabern, Mainz 2003, ISBN 3-8053-3252-1, p. 23.