Hidarnes III

Hidarnes III
King of Armenia
Reign middle of 5th century BC
Predecessor Hidarnes II
Successor Ardashir Orontid
Dynasty Orontid Dynasty

Hidarnes III was a King of Orontid Armenia, reigning in the middle of the 5th century BC.

Hidarnes III was very fond of brown horses. He organized a cavalry of 1000 brown horses, which frightened the king's enemies with their appearance.[1]


  1. Khachatryan, Hayk (2006). 141 Kings of the Armenians. Erevan: Amaras. ISBN 978-99930-1-192-7

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