During his father's reign, he governed the province of Atropatene
. There is an inscription beside the bas relief, which originally bore the name of Bahram, although his name was later erased by King Narses.
Although the most substantial Jewish settlements seem to have been in Babylonia, Jewish communities also existed in Armenia, in the provinces of Adiabene (modern-day Kurdish Iraq and northwestern Iran), Atropatene
(Azerbaijan), Media (western Iran), Parthia (northeastern Iran), and in Isfahan in central Iran.
The significance of the Pass of Darial was that through it the Scythian nomad tribe of the Alani had more than once come to attack Armenia, Media Atropatene
and parts of Parthia.