The Parthians also known as Pahlavas were Iranian people. Their earliest king was Vonones, who captured power in Arachosia and Seistan. Vonones was succeeded by Spalirises.
Gondophernes (19-45 A.D) was the greatest of the Parthian rulers and was the master of Saka-Pahlava areas both in easter province of Iran and north western part of India. Pahlava rule ended when Kushanas moved in. Exacavations at Begram in Afghansitan have throwed light on large number of coins of Gondophernes.