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Lion relief from Nemrut Dag

The lion relief from Nemrut Dag has the moon and several stars over his body.
3 Jun 2021
  • Lion relief from Nemrud Dag

    Lion relief from Nemrud Dag

  • Lion relief from Nemrud Dag with constellation

    Lion relief from Nemrud Dag with constellation
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Horoscope of Antiochus of Commagene (July 17, 98 RC.). Standing lion to the right with a crescent below his neck and a number of stars on his body and in the field. Above his back three large planets, the names of which are mentioned:

Πυρόεις Ηρακλέους, στίλβων Απόλλωνος, Φαέθων Δίος

(Cf. Fr. Cumont, Les noms des planetes et l'astrolatrie chez les Grecs, in AntC. IV, 1935, 16 n. 8).

Humann-Puchstein, Reisen, 329ff with Pl. XL; Bey-Effendi, 21f and Pl. 24; RRR I, 196; MMM II l.c. fig.

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