Ruling dynasty in the Regnum Bosporanum, named after its founder Spartocus  I, who took over the power from the Archaeanactids of Panticapaeum in 438/7 BC. The dynasty, which distinguished itself in the Classical and early Hellenistic periods with a brisk trade in corn in the Aegaean (primarily with Athens), came to an end in 109 BC with the handing over of power by its last ruler, Paerisades  V, to Mithridates  VI of Pontus.
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Eder, Walter (Berlin),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 15 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1118650>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510