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Bust of Julius Bassianus

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Julius Bassianus
Bust of Julius Bassianus

Bust of Julius Bassianus from Villa Borghese. He was the high priest of El Gabala from North Arabia. The Roman belonged to the seventh generation of the descendants of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII. He was the father-in-law of Septimius Severus, grandfather of Caracalla and Geta, great-grandfather of Elagabalus and Alexander Severus.

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