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Ruler: Parthia: Vologases III
Reigned: 105 AD - 147 AD
Denomination: AR Drachm
Mint: Ecbatana
Obverse: Diademed bust left.
Reverse: King as archer right. Inscription surrounding.
Reference: GIC 5831, Sellwood 78/3
Weight: 3.7 gms
Diameter: 18 mm

VOLOGESES III (or II) (d. AD 147?)

Vologeses was one of the rival claimants to the throne of the Parthian king Pacorus II. He first presented himself as the ruler of Parthia in 105/106 and seems to have been able to persist in his claim throughout the reign of Osroes (c. 109/110-c. 128/129). On the death of Osroes, Vologeses was able to overcome another rival, Mithradates IV, and to secure the greater part of the Parthian realm, which he ruled until his death.

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