Paerisades IV Philometor

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Paerisades IV "Mother-Loving"
Coinage of Paerisades IV.png
Coin of Paerisades IV, with the king wearing a diadem on the obverse, and Athena seated holding a Nike on the reverse
King of the Bosporan Kingdom
Reign circa. 150–125 BC
Predecessor Paerisades III
Successor Paerisades V
Born Unknown
Panticapaeum
Died circa. 125 BC
Panticapaeum
Greek Παιρισάδης
House Spartocid
Father Paerisades III
Mother Kamasarye Philoteknos
Religion Greek Polytheism

Paerisades IV Philometor (Greek: Παιρισάδης Φιλομήτωρ) seems to have a Spartocid king of the Bosporan Kingdom from c. 150 to 125 BC.

Reign[edit]

He was presumably the eldest son of Paerisades III, and his first wife Kamasarye, he took the surname "Philometor" to show a relationship with his mother, whom he presumably cared for very much.[1] Little to nothing is known about his reign or his death apart from his coinage and a genealogical tree created by Ferdinand Justi, only that he succeeded Paerisades III in 150 BC and that he was succeeded by his presumably younger brother Paerisades V in 125 BC. [2]

Succession[edit]

Paerisades V would rule until circa. 108 BC, and he would be the last Spartocid ruler of the Bosporan Kingdom, handing the kingdom to Mithridates VI, the famous king of Pontus. His death marked the ending a dynasty that lasted for 3 centuries in the Cimmerian Bosporus.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Elena Stolyarik. THE REIGN AND CHRONOLOGY OF THE ARCHON HYGIAENON. Leucon of Bosporus. Her son, Paerisades IV uses the title "Philometor" and mentions his relation with his mother and the Bosporan royal family 
  2. ^ Elena Stolyarik. THE REIGN AND CHRONOLOGY OF THE ARCHON HYGIAENON. Leucon of Bosporus. 
  3. ^ Elena Stolyarik. THE REIGN AND CHRONOLOGY OF THE ARCHON HYGIAENON. Leucon of Bosporus. 

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