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Orodes III of Parthia

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Subject: List of Parthian kings, Vonones I, 6, 0s, Orodes
Collection: 1St-Century Monarchs in the Middle East, 6 Deaths, Murdered Persian Monarchs, Parthian Kings, Year of Birth Unknown
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Orodes III of Parthia

Coin of Orodes III

Orodes III (Persian: ارد سوم‎‎) was raised to the throne of the Parthian Empire around 4 AD by the magnates after the death of Phraates V (reigned ca. 2 BC – AD 4). He was killed after a short reign "on account of his extreme cruelty" (Josephus). After his death, Phraates V's brother Vonones I (reigned ca. 8–12) tried to assume the throne, but a civil war with Artabanus III (reigned ca. 10–38) followed.


  • Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, xviii.
Orodes III of Parthia
Born: Unknown Died: AD 6
Preceded by
Musa and Phraates V
Great King (Shah) of Parthia
AD 4–6
Succeeded by
Vonones I

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