During the next years he fought successfully in Lazica or Lazistan(the ancient Colchis, q.v.), on the Black Sea, and in Mesopotamia.
In 545 an armistice was concluded, but in Lazica the war went on till 556.
After this sentence had been carried out he was again banished to Lazica, where he died on the 13th of August 662.
The importance of the district, then generally called Lazica from the Lazi (cf.
The Alans, having gained knowledge of the district by a trick, invaded Lazica, and, probably in 712, a Roman and Armenian army laid siege to Archaeopolis.
When after two-and-twenty years of fighting no substantial advantage had been gained by either party, Chosroes agreed in 562 to a peace which left Lazica to the Romans, but under the dishonourable condition of their paying 30,000 pieces of gold annually to the Persian king.