First magistrate attested in Athens in 149/148 BC. From Thorikos. Belonging to the same family as his colleague, the second
magistrate Timarchides – either his brother (Thompson 1961, p. 579) or his cousin (Habicht 1991, p. 7) – he was member of
a family of famous Athenian sculptors: See M. Thompson, The New Style Silver Coinage of Athens (1961) nos. 101X-110 / issue
16 (p. 579); C. Habicht, Zu den Münzmagistraten der Silberprägung des Neuen Stils, Chiron 21, 1991, pp. 5 and 7 (149/148 BC);
P. M. Fraser – E. Matthews, A Lexicon of Greek Personal Names II Attica (1994) p. 373 s. v. Polykles, no. 42; W. Leschhorn,
Lexikon der Aufschriften auf griechischen Münzen II (2009) p. 765 s. v. Polykles.