Sauromates III King of the Bosporan Kingdom from 229 AD to 232 AD.
Tiberius Julius Sauromates III was a prince and Roman Client King of the Bosporan Kingdom. He was the first-born son to the Bosporan King Cotys III and his mother was an unnamed Sarmatian noble woman. He was of Greek, Iranian and Roman ancestry.

The father of Sauromates III, Cotys III succeeded his paternal uncle and cousin Rhescuporis II and Rhescuporis III in 227, after their deaths. In 229 until 232, Sauromates III co-ruled with his father, Cotys III. Sauromates III was a contemporary to the rule of the Roman Emperor Alexander Severus. On coins his royal title is in Greek: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΑΥΡΟΜΑΤΟΥ or of King Sauromates. Little is known on the life and reign of Sauromates III. When he died, he was succeeded by his brother Rhescuporis IV.
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