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Argentoratum or Argentorate was the ancient name of Strasbourg. Its name was first mentioned in 12 BC, when it was a Roman military outpost established by Nero Claudius Drusus. The Legio VIII Augusta was stationed there from 90 AD.

Brothers active in Argentoratum

Mithraic monuments of Argentoratum


Consecration for Mars Meder

The relief of naked Roman soldier, wearing a mantle and a Phrygian cap, has been related to the Mithras' cult.


Mithréum of Strasbourg

Lors de la construction de l’église Saint-Paul en 1911, un mithraeum a été mis au jour à Königshoffen, vicus gallo-romain situé aux abords du camp légionnaire de Strasbourg-Argentorate.

CIMRM 1335


Dedication inscription from Koenigshoffen Mithraeum

The inscription reports the restoration of the coloured painting of the main relief of the Mithraeum by a veteran of the Legio VIII Augusta.

CIMRM 1361


Tauroctony of Strasbourg

These fragments of a monumental relief of Mithras killing the bull were put together...

CIMRM 1359

Inscriptions of Argentoratum

D(eo) Medru Matu/tina Cobnert(i)

Consecration for Mars Meder

In h(onorem) d(omus) d(ivinae) deo Invic/to M(ithrae) C(aius) Celsinius / Matutinus veter(anus) / leg(ionis) VIII Aug(ustae) Alexan/drianae typum / de suo repinx(it)
In honour of the divine house, to the invincible god Mithras. Caius Celsinius Matutinus, veteran of legio VIII Augusta [Alexandriana], repainted this relief at his own expense.

Dedication inscription from Koenigshoffen Mithraeum

[In h(onorem)] d(omus) d(ivinae) d(eo) i(nvicto) M[ithrae] / ... us M.P.D ... / ... us typu[m] ... / ... solo v ...
In honor of the Imperial house, to the unconquered god Mithras … sculptural model … soil (/only) ...

Tauroctony of Strasbourg