Mirian II of Iberia

Mirian II (Georgian: მირიანი) or Mirvan (მირვანი) (c. 90–20 BC) was a king of Iberia (Kartli, eastern Georgia) from 30 to 20 BC. His reign marked the reinstatement of the Nimrodid Dynasty, a continuation of the P'arnabazids.

Mirian II
King of Iberia
ReignBC 3020
PredecessorPharnavaz II
SuccessorArtaxias II
DynastyPharnavazid dynasty
FatherPharnajom

Mirian is known solely from the early medieval Georgian chronicles according to which he was the son of king P'arnajom murdered by his son-in-law, the Armenian Artaxiad prince Artaxias I of Iberia who usurped the crown of Iberia. Mirian was carried to Parthia, there to be brought up at the court. He returned with a Parthian army, killed Arshak's reigning grandson Bartom[1] in battle and became king. He was succeeded by his son, Arshak II.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bartom is identified by modern scholars with the Pharnabazus of Cassius Dio.
  2. ^ Rapp, Stephen H. (2003), Studies In Medieval Georgian Historiography: Early Texts And Eurasian Contexts, p. 284-5. Peeters Bvba ISBN 90-429-1318-5.
Preceded by King of Iberia
30–20 BC
Succeeded by