Antiochus I of Commagene Shaking Hands with Hercules

Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 20 April 2018

Stone relief from Arsameia (Nemrut region, Turkey) depicting Antiochus I of Commagene shaking hands with Hercules (r. 70–38 BCE). The Commagenian ruler is shown wearing a belted tunic, cloak and a four-lobed dagger. Herakles carries his club and the skin of the Nemean lion.



About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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