Arsaces

▪ Parthian royal name
      Iranian name borne by the Parthian royal house as being descended from Arsaces (Arsacid dynasty), son of Phriapites (date unknown), a chief of the seminomadic Parni tribe from the Caspian steppes. The first of his line to gain power in Parthia was Arsaces I, who reigned from about 250 to about 211 BC. (Some authorities believe that a brother, Tiridates I, succeeded Arsaces about 248 and ruled until 211; other authorities consider Arsaces I and Tiridates I to be the same person.)

      All Parthian kings after Arsaces I used Arsaces as their throne name; and, with the rare exceptions of usurpers and contestants for the throne, all are so designated on their coins and in official documents. By historians they are generally called by their personal names. The Arsacid dynasty maintained itself, although not in unbroken succession, until its overthrow by Ardashīr in AD 224. During the time of the Parthian empire the Arsacids claimed descent from Artaxerxes II, probably to legitimate their rule over Achaemenid territories. From the Sāsānian chronicles they enter Persian epic poetry under the name Ashkanian (individual rulers as Ashak, Ashkan).

      The name Arsaces was also borne by several kings of Armenia who were of Parthian royal blood.

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