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VIG6 Shapur mounting his horse on Valerian (10mm)


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This shows one of the saddest ends of a Roman Emperor.

Valerian was taken captive by the Sassanid Persian Emperor Shapur. He then proceeded to use him as a mounting stool for getting on to his horse. Once he tired of that he had him flayed and his skin presented as a decoration at court. Nasty!

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Date from 260
Date to 260