Gordian III, AE 34, Hadrianopolis, Thrace. Thracian Orpheus losing Eurydice to Hades or Hermes, three Thracian rivers flanking. Image courtesy of www.wildwinds.com. The tableau seems indebted to a 5th-c. BC bas-relief which survives in a number of Roman-era copies, one of which in the Naples Archeological Museum even names the doomed couple, with Hermes, the guide of the dead; for more detailed discussions of such representations see Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, IV, "Eurydike," I.B.5-6, and Jesnick, 12, nn. 35, 39.
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