Arsacid Dynasty of Caucasian Albania

Arsacid Dynasty of Caucasian Albania

The Arsacid Dynasty was the dynasty of Parthian origin, which ruled the kingdom of Caucasian Albania in the 1st - 5th century A.D. They were a branch of the Parthian Arsacid dynasty and together with the Arsacid rulers of the neighboring Armenia and Iberia formed a pan-Arsacid family federation. [ [http://www.iranica.com/newsite/articles/unicode/v2f5/v2f5a012.html Encyclopaedia Iranica. Arsacids] ] The Arcasids were succeeded by the Mihranid dynasty. The historian Movses Kaghankatvatsi provided a list of the last ten Arsacid kings of Albania from Urnayr at the beginning of the fourth century to Vachagan the Pious at the end of the fifth. [Robert H. Hewsen. Notes and Communications. On the Chronology of Movses Dasxuranci.Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol. 27, No. 1. (1964), pp. 151-156.] It included the following rulers:

* Vachagan I the Brave
* Vache I
* Urnayr
* Vachagan II
* Mirhavan
* Satoy
* Asay
* Aswagen
* Vache
* Vachagan III the Pious

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