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Lucus Augusti

Today Lugo was the capital of the Capori tribe. It was conquered by Paullus Fabius Maximus and named Lucus Augustus in 13 BC after the positioning of a Roman military camp.

Mithraic monuments of Lucus Augusti


Mitreo de Lugo

The exploration of an old pazo, a manor house, near the Roman wall, in Lugo, led to the discovery of a Roman domus, which existed continuously from the beginnings of the Christian Era until the Late Empire.


Ara of the Mithraeum of Lugo

Victorius Victorious, centurion of the Legio VII, erected the altar in honour of the Lugo garrison and of the Victorius Secundus and Victor, his freedmen.

Inscriptions of Lucus Augusti

Deo / Inuic(to) Mithrae / G(aius) Victorius Vic/torinus (centurio) L(egionis) VII G(emina) / Antonianiae P(iae) F(elicis) / in honorem sta/tionis lucensis / et Victoriorum / Secundi et Vic/toris lib(ertorum) suor/um aram po/suit libenti animo (hedera)
To the undefeated Mithras, Gaius Victorius Victorinus, centurion of Legio VII Gemina Antoniania Pia Felix in honor of the statio at Lucus Augusti and of the Victorius Secundus and Victor, his freedmen, placed this altar willingly.

Ara of the Mithraeum of Lugo