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The New Mithraeum

Community dedicated to the study, disclosure and reenactment of the Mysteries of Mithras since 2004.

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Sep 2023
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Marcus Valerius Maximianus

Clarissimus knight and legate born in Poetovio that helped to disseminate the cult of Mithras in the African provinces.

 
Sep 2023
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Marcus Aurelius Sabinus

Pro praetor legate during the reign of Maxime, he dedicated an altar to Mithras in Lambaesis.

 
Sep 2023
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Mithraeum of Cirta

An inscription mentioning a speleum decorated by Publilius Ceionius suggests the location of a mithraeum in Cirta, the capital of Numidia.

 
Sep 2023
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Dipinto in red letters from Dura Europos

This short dipinto pays homage to the Lions and the Persians, the 4th and 5th Mithraic degrees.

 
Sep 2023
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Mithra's statue in Boztepe Hill

This eulogy of Saint Eugene of Trapezos tells how, in the time of Diocletian, he and two other Christian fellows destroyed a statue of Mithras.

 
Sep 2023
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Zodiac signs on the Mitreo delle Sette Sfere

The rich mosaics of the Mithraeum of the Seven Spheres include the the signs of the Zodiac.

 
Sep 2023
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Bench mosaics of the Mitreo delle Sette Sfere

Diana-Luna, Mercurius, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and Mars are depicted in the mosaics on the benches of this mithraeuma.

 
Sep 2023
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Mosaic of Cautes and Cautopates in the Mitreo delle Sette Sfere

At the entrance to the Mithraeum of the Seven Sferes, Cautopates holds the torch with both hands and Cautes holds the torch in his right hand and a cock in his left.

 
Sep 2023
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Mosaic of Sette Sfere

The floor mosaic of the Mithraeum of the Seven Spheres, which gives its name to the temple, contains a dagger.

 
Sep 2023
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Sextus Egnatius Primitivus

Approved priest, Augustal serf at Casuentum et Carsulae, appointed quaestor of the Augustus treasury.

 
Sep 2023
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Lucius Caecilius Optatus

Tribune of the first cohort of Vardulli, he erected a mithraeum with his fellows in Brementium.

 
Sep 2023
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Tabula ansata of Lucius from Bremenium

This inscription commemorates the building of a mithraeum in Bremenium with fellow worshippers of Mithras.

 
Sep 2023
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Tiberius Claudius Artemidorus

The pater Artemidorus seems to be an Augustan freedman of the Claudians, of Eastern origin.

 
Sep 2023
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Callimorphus

Callimorphus was a cashier (arkarius) of the estates of Chresimus, steward of emperors.

 
Sep 2023
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Fragment of column base from Hamadan

The base of this column bears an inscription that records the rebuilding of a palace at Ectabana 'by the favour of Ahuramaza, Anahita and Mithra'.

 
Probably at home... but I’m at work. ;-) Will get back to you.
 
Beautiful and unexpected piece, Pattie. Thanks for sharing. Do you have any more information about it besides the brief description on the British Museum page? CIMRM maybe?
 
https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/G_1899-1201-3 If this piece could be added, too, please. At the BM: (G69/dc12) Thanks!
 
British Museum: Gallery 52, display case 5 (G52/dc5)
 
Sep 2023
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Aurelius Hermodorus

Praeses of the Noric Mediterranean province, of equestrian rank, restaured the Mithraeum of Virunum in 311.

 
Sep 2023
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Tauroctony of Memphis

Discovered in Memphis, Egypt, a second relief depicting Mithras killing the bull.

 
Sep 2023
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Tauroctony of Pisa

This white marble relief of Mithas killing the sacred bull was found embedded in the building of a noble family in Pisa.

 
Sep 2023
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Inscription by Velox of Aquileia

Marble slab with inscription by Velox for the salvation of the chief of the iron mines of Noricum.

 
Sep 2023
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Mithraic slab from the catacombs of Vibia

This inscription was commissioned by a family of priests of the invincible god Mithras.