Kartam of Colchis

Kartam (Georgian: ქართამი) was a Pharnavazid eristavi of Colchis and prince of the Kingdom of Iberia in the 1st century BC.[1]

Kartam was a descendant of Kuji of Colchis from his marriage on a sister of Pharnavaz I of Iberia.[2] Kartam was adopted by King Pharnavaz II. He married Pharnavaz's daughter and had two sons: Pharasmanes I and Mithridates. Kartam died in 33 BC.


  1. ^ Cyril Toumanoff, Les dynasties de la Caucasie chrétienne de l'Antiquité jusqu'au XIXe siècle: Tables généalogiques et chronologiques, Rome, 1990, p. 424-425
  2. ^ Rapp, Stephen H. (2003), Studies In Medieval Georgian Historiography: Early Texts And Eurasian Contexts, p. 284. Peeters Bvba ISBN 90-429-1318-5.