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Tiberius Julius Pharsanzes, also known as Pharsanzus, (flourished 3rd century, died 254) was a prince and Roman client king of the Bosporan Kingdom. The Bosporan Kingdom was the longest surviving known Roman Client Kingdom.

Pharsanzes was the first born son to the Bosporan King Tiberius Julius Rhescuporis V and his mother was an unnamed woman and was of Persian, Greek and Roman ancestry. His younger brothers were princes Tiberius Julius Synges and Tiberius Julius Teiranes.

Through his father, Pharsanzes was a descendant of the Seleucid Empire, the Antipatrid dynasty, the Antigonid dynasty, King Mithridates II of Pontus, Roman Republican consul Gaius Antonius Hybrida, Roman Triumvir Mark Antony, Roman Client Rulers Polemon I of Pontus, Pythodorida of Pontus and Cotys VIII of Thrace. Through the triumvir Antony, Pharsanzes was related to various members of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, the first dynasty to rule the Roman Empire.

Between 253-254, Pharsanzes co-ruled with his father Rhescuporis V. His royal title on coins was ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΑΡΣΑΝΖΟΥ or King Pharsanzes. During his brief rule, he was a contemporary to the rule of the Roman Emperor Gallienus. There is a possibility that Pharsanzes could have some connections with the Goths. Pharsanzes died in 254 and was succeeded as a co-ruler by his second brother Tiberius Julius Synges in 258.

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