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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Carved black basalt stela; part of a larger stela depicting the Commagenian ruler Antiochos I on the left and Herakles on the right; inscription on the back; incomplete.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1stC BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 93 centimetres
    • Width: 42 centimetres
    • Thickness: 28 centimetres
    • Height: 106 centimetres (with stone plinth)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Comment

        Transcription in Yorke V W 1898a.
  • Curator's comments

    Herakles previously identified as Apollo.

  • Bibliography

    • Yorke 1898a no. 14, pp.312-14 bibliographic details
    • Fraser P M 1952a pp.99-101 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition


  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Part of collection bequeathed by Lynch, and handled by his solicitors Trower, Still, Parkin & Keeling (ME Corres, January 1914); collection briefly itemised and reported to Trustees by Budge, 7 January 1914 (Reports to Trustees), this item being described as "Figure of Apollo, found at Samosata". Later transferred to G&R where re-registered as 1914,0214.1. The publication by Yorke in 1898 refers to this piece being from "the banks of the Euphrates near Samosata".

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • BM Inscrip 1048a (old siglum)


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