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Salona was an ancient city and the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. It was founded in the 3rd century BC and was mostly destroyed in the invasions of the Avars and Slavs in the 7th century AD.

Brothers active in Salona


Mithraic monuments of Salona


Round Tauroctony of Split

The round relief of Mithras killing the bull of Split is surrounded by a circle with Sun, Moon, Saturn and some unusual animals.

CIMRM 1861


Mithraic exvoto of Dalmatia

The altar that now stands in Split was dedicated to Invincible Mithras for the health of a dear friend.

CIMRM 1873


Tauroctony relief from Crikvine

This relief of Mithras killing the sacred bull was found in 1908 near Klisa, in the surroundings of Salona, the ancient capital of Roman Dalmatia.

CIMRM 1871


Tauroctony of Split

This damage relief of Mithras killing the bull was found walled into a house near Split, Croatia.

CIMRM 1859

Inscriptions of Salona

D(eo) inv(icto) Mlithrael / L(ucius) Corn(elius) Apalaus/tus pro s(atute) M(arci) Vivi / Cresti amic(i) kariss(imi) / ex voto p(osuit).
To the invincible god Mithras, Lucius Cornelius Apalaustus, for the health of his dearest friend Marcus Vivius Crestus, placed (here) as a votive.

Mithraic exvoto of Dalmatia