The second female monarch of the Sasanian dynasty and the daughter of Xusrō II, Azarmī(g)duxt ascended the throne in 631 following the deposition and possible death of her sister Bōrān by an army general.
She had a short reign of only few months during which she did not have enough time designs her own coins and used old coins with bust of a man in the front side. She belonged to the chaotic part of the Sasanians history during which many monarchs including a few usurpers came to the throne only to be deposed quickly. Naturally the central authority was weaken farther more and the local landowning nobility and the priest ruled each province semi independently. It was during this chaotic period (629-631) that the Arab Muslim army managed to take Yemen, Oman and Bahrain from the Sasanian Empire and convert their population to Islam.
According to Tabari she tricked the famous general Farrox-Hormozd and killed him out of the fear of having to marry him. Farrox’s brother, Rustam, avenged his brother by seizing the capital and deposing, blinding, and eventually killing the Queen sometime in 631 CE.
- Daryaee, Touraj. Sasanian Iran: the Portrait of a Late Antique Empire, Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers, 2008.