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Lucius Julius Aurelius Sulpicius Severus Uranius Antonius of Emesa, King of Emesa

Birthdate: (34)
Death: circa 254 (26-42)
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Son of Uranius I Antoninus, Priest-King of Emesa
Brother of Antonious Sampsigeramus

Occupation: King of Emesa
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Wikipedia - Royal family of Emesa. A Roman emperor at Bishapur and Darabgird - Uranius Antoninus and the Black Stone of Emesa

Related information at UGent | Mark | Embed Author Bruno Overlaet UGent Publishing year 2009 Abstract The Roman emperors on the rock reliefs of Shapur I at Darabgird and Bishapur are traditionally identified as Gordianus 111, Philippus Arabs and Valerianus. The foreign delegations / prisoners on the Bishapur III relief have been interpreted as a reference to both the Roman Empire and the Eastern frontiers of the Sasanian Empire (Kushan). These references are evaluated and an alternative interpretation is considered. The Bishapur III Sculpture is seen as referring to Shapur's Syrian campaign in 253 AD. A heavy object among the booty is identified as the black stone of Emesa (ancient Homs in Syria), a famous baethvl. The spoils of war", such as the large boulder (stone of Emesa, depicted twice) a cart, textiles and vessels. all relate to Its cult. The Roman emperor is identified as the Roman usurper-emperor Uranius Antoninus, the last in line of the priest-kings of Emesa. Historic Sources relate this meeting between Shapur and Uranius Antoninus (called Sampsigeramos). The Roman emperor is depicted kneeling in supplication and standing as an ally next to Shapur's horse. Bishapur 11 and Darabgird represent the same event. This dates these reliefs to 254 AD. Type journalArticle Article type original Publication status published Subject History and Archaeology Keyword Shapur I, Sasanian, Uranius Antoninus, baethyl, Emesa, Bishapur, Darabgird, rock sculpture Publication Iranica Antiqua Iran. Antiq. Volume 44 Pages 461 - 530 Publisher Peeters Publishers WoS id 000265006800013 WoS type article ISSN 0021-0870 DOI 10.2143/IA.44.0.2034386 Department Department of Archaeology Language English Classification A1 UGent publication no Copyright statement I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher Id 954012 Added 2010-05-27 07:40:32 Last changed 2010-05-27 08:52:07

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