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Locus

Diana Veteranorum

Diana Veteranorum, today a village called Ain Zana, was an ancient Roman-Berber city in Algeria.

Mithraic monuments of Diana Veteranorum

 

Altar from Ain-Zana

This altar was dedicated by a certain Marcus Aurelius Decimus to Sol Mithras and other gods in Diana, Numibia, present Argelia.

CIMRM 140

Inscriptions of Diana Veteranorum

Iovi optimo / maximo luno/ni reginae Min/ervae sanctae / Soli Mithrae / Herculi Mar/ti Mercurio / genio loci di/is deabusque / omnibus M/arcus Aureli/us Decimus v(ir) p(erfectissimus) p(raeses) / p(rovinciae) N(umidiae) ex principe
pe/regrinorum / votum solvit.
To Jupiter Optimus Maximus, to Juno Regina, to Minerva the Holy, to Sol Mithras, to Hercules, to Mars, to Mercury, to the genius of the place, to all the gods and goddesses, Marcus Aurelius Decimus, a man of perfect rank, governor of the province of Numidia, formerly a chief of foreigners, fulfilled his vow.

Altar from Ain-Zana

References

  • Nicholas Vivan (2022) Il culto mitraico: attestazioni e diffusione nel territorio della Numidia.