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7. SAUROMATES VII., a grandson of the preceding, ascended the throne after the accession of Constantine the Great. Being desirous to obliterate the disgrace incurred by the failure of his grandfather in the above expedition, he assembled an army, and invaded the territory of the Chersonites, but was defeated, and compelled to conclude a treaty, by which he ceded a part of his own dominions. (Const. Porphyrog. l.c. pp. 252, 253.)

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