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Artavasdes I of Armenia


Artavasdes I of Armenia

Artavasdes I of Armenia
Artavazd, King of Armenia
Reign Armenia: 159 BC – 123 BC
Predecessor Artaxias I
Successor Tigranes I
Dynasty Artaxiad Dynasty
Father Artaxias I
Mother Queen Satenik

Artavasdes I of Armenia (also called Artavazd, Armenian: Արտավազդ Առաջին) reigned as King of Armenia from 159 BC to 123 BC and was the son of Artaxias I and Queen Satenik.

Artavasdes repelled several attempts by Parthians to invade Armenia but was eventually defeated by Mithridates, who annexed parts of Eastern Armenia and took his son, Tigranes the Great as hostage.

According to Professor Artaxias, on the throne of Iberia, thereby inaugurating the Iberian Artaxiad dynasty.[1]


  1. ^ Rapp, Stephen H. (2003), Studies In Medieval Georgian Historiography: Early Texts And Eurasian Contexts, p. 282. Peeters Bvba ISBN 90-429-1318-5.
Artavasdes I of Armenia
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Artaxias I
King of Armenia
159 BC – 123 BC
Succeeded by
Tigranes I

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