God of the Orontes river supporting Tyche of Antioch (photo courtesy of VRoma)

The Orontes River, which separated Syria from Egypt in ancient times, was a symbol of the Near East, as the Tiber was of Rome. The river flowed north in Syria for 250 miles, irrigating farmland and sweeping notably through the Seleucid capital of Antioch (see the city's coinage under Augustus). It emptied into the eastern Mediterranean, where a steady stream of its inhabitants departed for Rome.
The colossal bronze original of this small marble Roman copy of Tyche, the personification of fortune which the city of Antioch adopted as its patron goddess, was created by Eutychides, a pupil of Lysippus, in the early 3rd century BCE.

Emperor Trajan (obverse); reproduction of image above (reverse) (photo courtesy of VRoma)