Trdat of Iberia

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Trdat
King of Iberia
Reign394-406
Predecessor Aspacures III
Successor Pharasmanes IV
Dynasty Chosroid dynasty

Trdat (Georgian :თრდატი, sometimes Latinized as Tiridates), of the Chosroid Dynasty, was the king of Iberia (Kartli, eastern Georgia) from c. 394 to 406.

According to the Georgian chronicles, he was a son of Rev II, son of Mirian III, the first Christian king of Iberia and Salome. Trdat's brother was Sauromaces II of Iberia. He is reported to have succeeded, already in an advanced age, his relative and son-in-law, Varaz-Bakur II, and to have been forced to pay tribute to the Sassanids. The chronicles praise his piety and credit Trdat with the construction of churches at Rustavi and Nekresi. [1] The church founded by Trdat at Nekresi is identified by the archaeologist Nodar Bakhtadze with a ruined basilica uncovered in 1998. [2]

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References

  1. Rapp, Stephen H. (2003), Studies In Medieval Georgian Historiography: Early Texts And Eurasian Contexts, p. 314. Peeters Bvba ISBN   90-429-1318-5.
  2. Bakhtadze, Nodar (2014). "Archeological Research upon one of the Earliest Georgian Christian Basilica". Temporis Signa: Archeologia della tarda antichità e del medioevo. 9: 65–73.
Preceded by King of Iberia
394–406
Succeeded by