Carnelian or agate sculpture showing unknown emperor
Roman sculpture made of carnelian or agate showing unknown emperor. The person wears a lion skin. Object found in Geresa (Jordan) and dates back to II-IV century CE.
In Hellenistic culture, famous personalities were often depicted as the young Heracles/Hercules in the skin of a Nemean lion. In ancient Rome, emperors liked to be presented in this way. It is possible that it is an image of Gordian III or Constantine I.