Sauromates I - King of the Bosporan Kingdom from 90 AD to 123 AD
Sauromates I was a prince and Roman client king of the Bosporan Kingdom. He was the son and heir of the Bosporan King Rhescuporis I by an unnamed wife, and was of Greek, Iranian and Roman ancestry.

Sauromates I continued his father’s legacy of rebuilding the Bosporan Kingdom. In 68, Rhescuporis I had restored the Bosporan Kingdom, previously a part of the Roman province of Moesia Inferior, as a semi-independent Roman Client State. On coins, his royal title is in Greek: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΑΥΡΟΜΑΤΟΥ or of King Sauromates.

Sauromates I married an unnamed woman and had a son called Cotys II. Cotys II would succeed his father. Through his son, Sauromates I would have three descendants ruling the Bosporan that would bear his name.
Sauromates I
King Sauromates I "the Pious lover of Caesar and of Rome" of the Bosporan Kingdom

Epithet: Philocaesar Philoromaios Eusebes ("the Pious lover of Caesar and of Rome")

(1) Sauromates I 117-123 AD
AE unit Scythia
Obverse: BACIΛЄωC CAYPOMATOY / bust of king right
Reverse: MH / round shield with spear; horses head and axe in field to left; helmet and sword in field to right
Ref: Anokhin (Bosporus 1986) 464