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OGIS: 431


RELIEF OF MITHRIDATES II AT BEHISTUN

Greek text:   IKEO_275
Date:    124-91 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This relief apparently displayed four figures paying homage to a king, but it has been seriously damaged, which makes both the relief and the inscription difficult to interpret; see R. Fowler,  Imaginary Kings: Royal Images in the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome , p. 139 ( Google Books ).  The king is generally thought to be Mithridates II of Parthia; and the 'satrap of satraps' may be his successor, Gotarzes I.  For the location and some pictures, see Livius.org.


Kophasates, Mithrates, Pep... . . . , Gotarzes satrap of satraps, great king Mithradates.


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