Coin of Vonones II
|King of Media Atropatene|
|Reign||11 - 51|
|King of the Parthian Empire|
Tiridates I of Armenia
|Father||unnamed Dahae prince|
|Mother||unnamed daughter of Phraates IV|
Vonones was not from the ruling branch of the Arsacid royal family. His father was a Dahae prince, who was most likely descended from the former Arsacid monarch Mithridates II (r. 124-88 BC), whilst his mother was a daughter of the Arsacid King of Kings Phraates IV (r. 37-2 BC). Vonones II's brother was the Parthian King Artabanus II.
After the death of his nephew Gotarzes II, Vonones II became king of the Parthian Empire in 51 AD. However, he died a few months into his reign and was succeeded by his son, Vologases I. Tacitus wrote that Vonones II "knew neither success nor failure which have deserved to be remembered to him. It was a short and inglorious reign".
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