Battle of Rhandeia

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Battle of Rhandeia
Rhandeia, Kingdom of Armenia
Result Parthian-Armenian victory [1]
Roman Empire Kingdom of Armenia,
Commanders and leaders

Lucius Caesennius Paetus

Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo
Tiridates I of Armenia

~35,000 Romans

siege equipment

Iberian conscripts
~Ayrudzi 10,000
Casualties and losses


at least 15,000 Romans dead

~500 taken captive

Siege equipment destroyed

Iberian conscripts forced to exile Rhandeia


no more than 1,000 Ayrudzi dead

The Battle of Rhandeia was a battle fought between Armenia and Parthia against the Roman Empire. It was fought just after the Mithridatic Wars. The Romans were led by Lucius Caesennius Paetus. They were defeated by the Parthian-Armenian army led by Tiridates I of Armenia.

The Parthians made Tiridates the King of Armenia. He was the brother of the Parthian king Vologases I. Tiridates replaced Tigranes, a Roman ally, as king. The Romans fought to take back the throne, but were forced into surrender at Rhandeia (autumn 62).

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  1. The Armenians By Elizabeth Redgate, A. E. (Anne Elizabeth) Redgate - Page 91