A Greco-Roman relief sculpture depicting a Thracian horseman , a popular motif in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. In translation the inscription reads ‘For Jupier Sabazius by a soldier of the Second Praetorian Cohort, century of Mercator, whose name is Valerius Aulusanus’.
It is probably that this stele was commissioned by the soldier Valerius Aulusanus as an offering to the Thracian sky god Sabazius. The name ‘Jupiter’, inscribed on the stele, amalgamates this Thracian god with the Greco-Roman pantheon. Valerius Aulusanus may have been a Thracian soldier within the Roman Praetorian cavalry - the Thracians were renowned for their equestrian skill. Latin had by the Roman period become widespread, and the Thracians appropriated the Latin writing system in their dedications, having no writing system of their own.
This model was compiled in Agisoft Metashape from 465 images. As the object was too heavy to move, depth and a backing has been added in Blender. The model was optimized using Rapid Compact.