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Arsaces Iii. or Artabanus I.

ARTABANUS I., the son of the preceding, had to resist Antiochus III. (the Great), who invaded his dominions about B. C. 212. Antiochus at first met with some success, but was unable to subdue his country, and at length made peace with him, and recognized him as king. (Plb. 10.27-31; Justin, 41.5.) The reverse of the annexed coin represents a Parthian seated, and bears the inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ. 1

1 * The number of coins, belonging to the Arsacidae, is very large, but it is impossible to determine with certainty to which individual each belongs. A few are given as specimens, and are placed under the kings to which they are assigned in the catalogue of the British Museum.

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