NERO AND ARMENIA
Nero, wearing a cloak and sword-belt supports a slumped, naked personification of Armenia by the upper arms. She is wearing a soft, Eastern-style hat, and her bow and quiver are on the left. The heroic-style composition invites comparisons with the scene of Achilles and the Amazon Queen Penthesilea. The accompanying Greek inscription reads: [Neron] Klaudios Drousos Kaisar Sebastos Germanikos.. Sebasteion-Sevgi Gönül Gallery, Aphrodisias.
Photo © S.P. Kershaw