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Kotys I (c. AD 45-68)

Tiberius Iulius Cotys (= Cotys I., c. AD 45-68). Son of Aspurgus and Gepaeprris.

In AD 45 he was installed as client king by the Roman emperor Claudius. His name (RPC I no. 1934, maybe postumous) and his portrait (RPC I nos. 1926-1927) appear on bronze coins from late Claudian/early Neronian periods. Some (gold) coins may have be issued in his reign, cf. RPC I p. 333.

Lit.: PIR I² C 1556; DNP VI (1999) p. 785 s. v. Kotys no. II,1 (U. Peter).


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