Information about reign: Ἀρταύασδος (Artavasdos), usurper
|Country||Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire)|
|Personal Information||Artavasdos of the Eastern Roman Empire (unknown - 743)|
Artavasdos or Artabasdos (Greek: Ἀρταύασδος or Ἀρτάβασδος, from Armenian: Արտավազդ, Artavazd, Ardavazt), Latinized as Artabasdus, was a Byzantine general of Armenian descent who seized the throne from June 741 or 742 until November 743. His reign constitutes a usurpation against Constantine V, who had retained control of several themes in Asia Minor.