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Title: A Funerary Relief of a 'Barbarian' from Soufli in the Alexandroupolis Collection (Greece)
Author(s): ANDRIANOU, Dimitra
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 16 Date: 2017
Relief no. 4 from the Alexandroupolis Collection is an exceptional relief in many ways. It is part of a register-stele (Stockwerkstele), now partially preserved. The lower and better preserved register depicts a rider hunting in the heroic fashion; a smaller figure stands above the legs of the horse. Certain details allow us to identify the rider as a soldier in the Roman auxilia and the smaller figure as his clerk. The relief is important not only for its iconography, but also because it provides evidence for the presence of auxilia in the Hebros region in the late 2nd or 3rd century AD.