Alexander II Zabinas (Person, Concept)

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Alexander II Zabinas (en), Alexander II. Zabinas (de), Alessandro II Zabina (it), Alejandro II Zabinas (es), Alexandre II Zabinas (fr), Αλέξανδρος Β' Ζαβίνας (el)Additional labels
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Alexander II Zabinas (en)


Alexander II Zabinas (Greek Ἀλέξανδρoς Zαβίνας), ruler of the Greek Seleucid kingdom, was a counter-king who emerged in the chaos following the Seleucidian loss of Mesopotamia to the Parthians. Zabinas was a false Seleucid who claimed to be an adoptive son of Antiochus VII Sidetes, but in fact seems to have been the son of an Egyptian merchant named Protarchus.

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