Bosporan Kingdom

The Bosporan Kingdom (also known as 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 (now known as the Strait of Kerch).

The Bosporan Kingdom was the longest surviving Roman client kingdom. It was a Roman province from 63 to 68, under Emperor Nero. The 1st and 2nd centuries BCE saw a period of renewed golden age of the Bosporan state. In the end of the 2nd century, the King Sauromates II inflicted a critical defeat to the Scyths and included all the territories of the Crimea in the structure of his state.

The prosperity of the Bosporan Kingdom was based on the export of wheat, fish and slaves.The profit of the trade supported a class whose conspicuous wealth is still visible from newly discovered archaeological finds, excavated, often illegally, from numerous burial barrows known as kurgans. The once-thriving cities of the Bosporan left extensive architectural and sculptural remains, while the kurgans continue to yield spectacular Greco-Sarmatian objects, the best examples of which are now preserved in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. These include gold work, vases imported from Athens, coarse terracottas, textile fragments and specimens of carpentry and marquetry.

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Coins of The Bosporan Kingdom
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Asander (Bosporan King)
... an aristocrat and a man of high rank of the Bosporan Kingdom ... under Pharnaces II, King of Pontus and the Bosporan ... II, who had appointed him as regent of the Bosporan Kingdom, during the war against General of the Roman Republic, Gnaeus Domitius Calvinus ...
Pythodorida Of Pontus - Queen
... She became Queen of Pontus and the Bosporan Kingdom when she married Polemon I ... Pythodorida was able to retain Colchis and Cilicia but the Bosporan Kingdom, she was unable to retain ... The Bosporan Kingdom, was succeeded by her first husband's stepson Aspurgus ...
Tiberius Julius Aspurgus
38) was a Prince and Roman Client King of the Bosporan Kingdom ... He was the maternal grandchild to the previous ruling Roman Client King of the Bosporan and Pontus, Pharnaces II and his Sarmatian wife ... He was born and raised in the Bosporan Kingdom ...
Tiberius Julius Cotys I
... is the Pius one, flourished 1st century) was a prince and Roman Client King of the Bosporan Kingdom ... Cotys I was the second grandchild and grandson of Bosporan Monarchs Asander and Dynamis and Roman Client Rulers of Thrace, Cotys VIII and Antonia Tryphaena ... Sometime before 45, the Roman Emperor Claudius, had given his brother the whole Bosporan Kingdom to rule ...

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