Deultum - Telephorus
||M OPEL ANTONI-[NVS DIADV C]|
||Bare headed and draped bust right – seen from behind|
||Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus, Caesar|
||C F P D||Rev. Desc.
||Telephorus standing wrapped in long dress
||Colonia Flavia Pacensis Deultum – Good health
||Collection; Moushmov 3579; Yurukova, Deultum 86; SNG Bulgaria 237-240
||Telephorus is the dwarf companion of Hygieia, usually depicted with a cowl on his head, (though occasionally wears a Phrygian cap) who was a symbol or minor god of recovery. According to some myths he was the brother of Hygieia and was a popular deity in Thrace. He appears also to have also been known by the names Acesis (Cure) and Euamerion (Prosperity).