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Tiberius Julius Sauromates III, sometimes known as Sauromates III was a prince and Roman
Roman Empire
The Roman Empire was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic form of government and large territorial holdings in Europe and around the Mediterranean....

 Client King of the Bosporan Kingdom
Bosporan Kingdom
The Bosporan Kingdom or the Kingdom of the Cimmerian Bosporus was an ancient state, located in eastern Crimea and the Taman Peninsula on the shores of the Cimmerian Bosporus...

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Sauromates III was the first-born son to the Bosporan King Cotys III
Tiberius Julius Cotys III
Tiberius Julius Cotys III Philocaesar Philoromaios Eusebes, also known as Cotys III or Kotys III was a prince and Roman Client King of the Bosporan Kingdom....

 and his mother was an unnamed Sarmatian
Sarmatians
The Iron Age Sarmatians were an Iranian people in Classical Antiquity, flourishing from about the 5th century BC to the 4th century AD....

 noble woman. He was of Greek
Greeks
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, Iranian
Iranian peoples
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 and Roman ancestry
Ancient Rome
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. His two younger brothers were princes Rhescuporis IV
Tiberius Julius Rhescuporis IV
Tiberius Julius Rhescuporis IV, also known as Rhescuporis IV was a prince and Roman Client King of the Bosporan Kingdom.Rhescuporis IV was the second born son to the Bosporan King Cotys III and his mother was an unnamed Sarmatian noble woman. He was of Greek, Iranian and Roman ancestry. He had two...

 and Ininthimeus
Tiberius Julius Ininthimeus
Tiberius Julius Ininthimeus Philocaesar Philoromaios Eusebes, also known as Ininthimaeus, Ininthimeus or Inithimeus was a prince and Roman Client King of the Bosporan Kingdom....

. Sauromates III was named in honor of his paternal grandfather, previous Bosporan King Sauromates II
Tiberius Julius Sauromates II
Tiberius Julius Sauromates II Philocaesar Philoromaios Eusebes, also known as Sauromates II was a prince and Roman Client King of the Bosporan Kingdom....

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The father of Sauromates III, Cotys III succeeded his paternal uncle and cousin Rhescuporis II
Tiberius Julius Rhescuporis II
Tiberius Julius Rhescuporis II Philocaesar Philoromaios Eusebes, also known as Rhescuporis II was a prince and Roman Client King of the Bosporan Kingdom....

 and Rhescuporis III
Tiberius Julius Rhescuporis III
Tiberius Julius Rhescuporis III Philocaesar Philoromaios Eusebes, also known as Rhescuporis III was a prince and Roman Client King of the Bosporan Kingdom....

 in 227, after their deaths. In 229 until 232, Sauromates III co-ruled with his father, Cotys III. Sauromates III was a contemporary to the rule of the Roman Emperor
Roman Emperor
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 Alexander Severus
Alexander Severus
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. On coins his royal title is in Greek: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΑΥΡΟΜΑΤΟΥ or of King Sauromates. Little is known on the life and reign of Sauromates III. When Sauromates III died, he was succeeded by his brother Rhescuporis IV.

Sources

  • http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/3063.html
  • http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=1494

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