Cotys III King of the Bosporan Kingdom from 227 AD to 235 AD.
Tiberius Julius Cotys III was a prince and Roman Client King of the Bosporan Kingdom. He was the second born son of Bosporan King Sauromates II by an unnamed woman and was of Greek, Iranian and Roman ancestry.

His brother and nephew were the Bosporan Kings Rhescuporis II and Rhescuporis III. Cotys III was named in honor of Cotys II, a paternal ancestor of his and a previous Bosporan King. When his brother and nephew both died in 227, he succeeded them both and ruled as Bosporan King until his death in 235.

During his reign, Cotys III was a contemporary to the rule of the Roman Emperor Alexander Severus. The wife of Cotys III is an unnamed Sarmatian noble woman. From his marriage Cotys III had three sons, who co-ruled with him in his reign; Sauromates III, Rhescuporis IV, and Ininthimeus.
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