- Museum number
Basalt stela; on the front is a relief of Antiochus I Epiphanes greeting the nude Herakles-Verethragna as his equal and proferring his right hand in a Dexiosis scene; king shown wearing a belted tunic, cloak, high decorated tiara or kitaris (an adaptation of the Armenian tiara) and, on the right hip, a four-lobed dagger; Herakles-Verethragna carries his club and the skin of the Nemean lion. On the two sides and back, a late Greek inscription referring to cult practices established by Antiochus; in the centre is a hole, illustrating the object's later re-use as an oil-press.
- Production date
- 1stC BC
Height: 2 centimetres (letters)
Height: 167 centimetres (with plinth)
Height: 133 centimetres (without plinth)
Weight: 1904 grammes
Thickness: 27 centimetres (max)
Width: 60 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Figure on the left sometimes identified as Mithridates, father of Antiochus I, but inscription refers to name and titles of Antiochus.
- On display (G52/od)
- Exhibition history
2007- BM, G52, ex-case
2006 13 Apr-Dec BM, G2, ex-case
2003 5 Aug-5 Oct, Tokyo National Museum, 'Alexander the Great: East-West Cultural Contacts from Greece to Japan'
2003 18 Oct-21 Dec, Kobe, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 'Alexander the Great: East-West Cultural Contacts from Greece to Japan'
G51, until summer 2003
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Mentioned in ANE Report to Trustees 5th November 1927.
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number