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Locus

Augusta Treverorum

Augusta Treverorum, today's Trier in Rhineland-Palatinate, is considered to be the oldest city in Germany.

Mithraic monuments of Augusta Treverorum

 

Terra sigillata bowl depicting the Mithraic cult meal from Trier

This terra sigillata was found in 1926 in a grave on the Roman cemetery of St. Matthias, Trier. An eyelet indicates that it could have been hung on a wall.

 

Mithras rock-birth of Trier

The relief depicts the birth of Mithras, holding a globe, surrounded by the zodiac.

CIMRM 985

 

Cantharus to Deo Invicto of Trier

The cantharus of Trier is reminiscent of the crater that often appears in tauroctony scenes collecting the blood from the slaughtered animal.

 

Krater with weekday gods of Trier

The vase bears an inscription to the god but also 'king' Mithras.

 

Altar with Phrygian cap from Altbachtal

The altar with a Phrygian cap and a dagger from Trier was erected by a Pater called Martius Martialis.

CIMRM 987

 

Mithräum von Trier

The Trier Mithräum was discovered during work on the city’s new fire station. The findings included a Cautes limestone relief.

 

Cautes of Trier

This remarkable relief by Cautes was found in what appears to be a mithraeum in Trier.

 

Altar with Sol’s head from Altbachtal

This stone altar fround in Altbachtal bears an inscription by a certain Martius Martialis.

CIMRM 986

Inscriptions of Augusta Treverorum

Deo [R]egi Cupiti[…] / d(ono) d(edit)
Cupitius donated [this] to the god and king [Mithras]

Krater with weekday gods of Trier

D(eo) I(nvicto) M(ithrae) / Martius / Martia/lis pater / in suo / posuit.
To the invincible god Mithras, Martius Martialis, Pater, in his domain, has deposited.

Altar with Phrygian cap from Altbachtal

D(eo) i(nvicto) S(oli) / Martius Martialis / pater / in suo posuit.
To the invincible god Sol, Pater Martius Martialis put it in his own [expense].

Altar with Sol’s head from Altbachtal

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