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Spartocus IV

Spartocus IV
King of the Bosporan Kingdom
Reigncirca. 245–240 BC
PredecessorPaerisades II
SuccessorLeucon II
BornUnknown
Bosporan Kingdom
Diedcirca. 240 BC
Bosporan Kingdom
Issue
  • Spartocus V
  • Paerisades (?)
GreekΣπάρτοκος
HouseSpartocid
FatherPaerisades II
ReligionGreek Polytheism

Spartocus IV (Ancient Greek: Σπάρτοκος, romanizedSpartokos) was a Spartocid king of the Bosporan Kingdom from 245 to 240 BC.[1]

Biography

Spartocus 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 ended when his brother Leucon II killed him, after finding out that he was sleeping with his wife Alcathoe, who later killed Leucon.[2]

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.
  • Collection of coins from the reign of Spartocus IV here
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