Collection of Greek Coins of Thrace

Cotys IV  Rex Thraciae    185-165 BC
Κότυς Δ' Βασιλέας Θράκης



Mladjov: ca. 171-167 BC; Moushmov: ca. 171 BC; Pauly: 181-167 BC; Youroukova: 178-168 BC


   Cotys IV supported Perseus of Macedonia in  the 3rd roman/macedonian war with 1000 men infantry and 1000 cavalry. A rather small contribution to the macedonian army of 43000, however, it should be noted that the Odrysian Kingdom was rather small and weak in that period of time. After the disaster of the battle of Pydna 168 BC Perseus fled to Samothrake, from where he tried to sail to his ally Cotys IV. His flight failed and he was captured by the Romans. The battle of Pydna led to complete collapse of the Kingdom of Macedonia. Cotys changed sides and sent his son to Rome. [Ιστορία του ελληνικού έθνους, Τόμος E', σελ. 118-126; Martinez-Lacy, 1986]



Youroukova 123
Artemis / Horse right; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / KOTY
AE   14 mm   ? g   Youroukova 123
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v1451 Cotys IV Rex Thraciae AE
1. v1451 Moushmov 5772
Artemis / Horse left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / KOTY
AE   11 mm   ? g   Youroukova ---
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Youroukova 124
Long-Haired Head / Horse left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / KOTY
AE   9 mm   ? g   Youroukova 124
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