Spartokos IV

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Spartokos IV
King of the Bosporan Kingdom
Reign circa. 245–240 BC
Predecessor Paerisades II
Successor Leukon II
Born Unknown
Bosporan Kingdom
Died circa. 240 BC
Bosporan Kingdom
Issue
  • Spartokos V
  • Paerisades (?)
Greek Σπάρτοκος
House Spartocid
Father Paerisades II
Religion Greek Polytheism

Spartokos IV (Greek: Παιρισάδης'B) was a Spartocid king of the Bosporan Kingdom from 245 to 240 BC.[1]

Biography

Spartokos IV was a son of Paerisades II and is known for an inscription in coinage after the death of his father that shows him calling himself king whilst displaying Pan. His brief reign is due to the fact that he was killed by his brother Leukon II who killed Spartokos after finding out that he was sleeping with his wife Alkathoe, who ending up killing Leukon later on in his reign.[2]

Sources

  • French version of Wikipedia [1]

References

  1. ^ Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World. ca. 245-240 BC Spartokos IV].
  2. ^ Ovid. Ibis, Chapter 57. That a virtuous woman in adultery is called after you have killed, as the virtuous called whose avenging hand Leucon sacrificed.

External links

Collection of coins from the reign of Spartokos IV here

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