Tribes, Dynasts and Kingdoms of Northern Greece
History and Numismatics


Metocus   Rex Thraciae   405 BC-390 BC
Μήτοκος   Βασιλέας   Θράκης

Babelon 405-391 BC; Head ca. 400 BC; Κουρτίδης: 405-390 BC;  Moushmov: ca. 400 BC;
Oppermann: 405-391; Pauly: 410-387; Peter: 405-391 BC; Peykov: 407-386; Sear ca. 400 BC;
Topalov (2005) 407-389 BC; Youroukova 415-391 BC

  The 4th ruler of the Odrysian kingdom is spelled Μήτοκος (Metocus) on his own coins but also Μήδοκος (Medocus) in greek sources. Earlier studies identified him also as Αμήδοκος (Amedocus) or Αμάδοκος (Amadocus) which, however, is assumed to be an ancient misspelling or another person.

   Metocus succeeded Seuthes I and resided on the upper course of the river Hebrus. Seuthes II, son of Maesades, an orphan driven away from his fathers territories was brought up in the court of Metocus. In 389 BC both joined in an alliance with Athens. Their names are mentioned by Diodorus in the see battle of Aigos Potamoi 405 BC where the Athenian fleet was destroyed by Lysadrus the Spartan during the Peloponnesian war.
[Cancik, Schneider (1999); Peter (1994); Youroukova (1976)]


1257 Metocus Rex Thraciae AR 2468 Metocus Rex Thraciae AR 5448 Metocus Rex Thraciae AR 5816 Metocus Rex Thraciae AR
SHH 1257
SHH 2468 SHH 5448
SHH 5816
Metocus / Bipennis, Bunch of Grapes left
AR  10-12 mm  0.85-1.39 g   Peter p. 91; Topalov (2005) 78; Youroukova 24
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2561 Metocus Rex Thraciae AR 5510 Metocus Rex Thraciae AR
SHH 2561 SHH 5510
AR   7-9 mm   0.56 g   Peter ---; Topalov (2005) 80; Youroukova ---
Statistics 2/1   Images 2/1

c1389 Metocus Rex Thraciae AR 2159 Metocus Rex Thraciae AR 3298 Metocus Rex Thraciae AR
SHH c1389
SHH 2159
SHH 3298
6885 Metocus Rex Thraciae AR
SHH 6885
Metocus / Bipennis
AR  10-11 mm  0.71-1.39 g  
Peter p. 91; Topalov (2005) 79; Youroukova 25
Statistics 3/1   Images 3/1
Forgeries

4982 Metocus Rex Thraciae AR 6295 Metocus Rex Thraciae AR
SHH 4982
SHH 6295
Metocus / Bipennis, Bunch of Grapes right
AR  10-12 mm  0.91-1.07 g   Peter p. 91; Peykov B0150; Topalov (2005) 78; Youroukova ---
Statistics 10/1   Images 10/1

v4572 Metocus Rex Thraciae AR
v4572 Lanz 164/32
Metocus left / Bipennis, Bunch of Grapes and Thyrsus right
AR  ?? mm  0.98 g   Peter ---; Topalov (2005) ---; Youroukova ---
Statistics 11/1
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v70 Thrace Metokos Hemiobol AR
v70 Peter p. 92
AR   Peter p. 92; Topalov (2005) 81; Youroukova ---
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6716 Metocus Rex Thraciae AR
SHH 6716
Metocus left / Bipennis
AR  
Peter ---; Topalov (2005) ---; Youroukova ---
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2365 Metocus Rex Thraciae AE 3872 Metocus Rex Thraciae AE
SHH 2365
SHH 3872
4115 Metocus Rex Thraciae AE 4323 Metocus Rex Thraciae AE
SHH 4115 SHH 4323
AE   19-22 mm 10.70-17.16 g   Peter p. 92; Topalov (2005) 82; Youroukova 50
Statistics 6/1   Images 6/1   Images 6/2

3932 Metocus Rex Thraciae AE 5124 Metocus Rex Thraciae AE
SHH 3932 SHH 5124
Horse / Bipennis
AE  17-22 mm  11.69-14.77 g  
Peter ---; Topalov --; Youroukova ---
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v72 Thrace Metokos AE
v72 Peter p. 92
AE   Peter p. 92; Topalov ---; Youroukova ---
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4519 Metocus Rex Thraciae AE
SHH 4519
Grapes / Bipennis
AE  18-20 mm  11-14.71 g  
Peter ---; Topalov (2005) 83; Youroukova ---
Statistics 9/1   Images 9/1

6672 Metocus Rex Thraciae AE
SHH 6672
Grapes / Bipennis
AE  18 mm  9.99 g  
Peter ---; Topalov (2005) 83; Youroukova ---
Statistics 12/1   Images 12/1


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