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Colonia Iulia Parentium

The roman castrum was built in the 2nd century BC. During the reign of Emperor Augustus in the 1st century BC, it officially became a city and was part of the Roman colony of Colonia Iulia Parentium.

Brothers active in Parentium


Mithraic monuments of Parentium


Altar of Poreč

This stone altar found in Poreč was dedicated by two freedmen to the numen and majesty of the emperors Philip the Arab and Otacilia Severa.


Inscriptions of Parentium

D(eo) S(oli) i(nvicto) M(ithrae) / pro salute et / victoria s(acratissimorum) d(ominorum) n(ostrorum) / Philipporum Aug(ustorum) / et Otaciliae Severe Aug(ustae) / Charitinus I(ibertus) s(ub)proc(urator) / et Sabinianus I(ibertus) ad/iut(or) tab(ulariorum) / d(evoti) n(umini) m(aiestati)q(ue) e(orum).
To the god Sol, invincible Mithras, for the safety and the victory of our most sacred lords, the two emperors Philip and of Otacilia Severa. Charitinus, freedman and steward of the imperial patrimony, and Sabinianus, freedman and assistant, dedicated to the numen and the majesty of the emperors.

Altar of Poreč


  • Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss / Slaby. Altar of Poreč in EDCS
  • Vittoria Canciani (2022) Archaeological Evidence of the Cult of Mithras in Ancient Italy