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Bronze inscription from Aldobrandini

This plaque, now on display in the British Museum, may have come from the Aldobrandini Mithraeum in Ostia.
Placa de bronce con inscripción encontrada en el Mitreo Aldobrandini, Ostia

Placa de bronce con inscripción encontrada en el Mitreo Aldobrandini, Ostia
Eric Taylor 

The New Mithraeum
14 Jun 2009
Updated on May 2023

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Bronze slab (H. 0.41 Br. 0.285) with inscr. No. 235. It seems to have been found in the same sanctuary [of Aldobrandini]. From the Castellani ColI. to London, Br. Mus.

The top of the tablet is divided into three sections by two triangular notches. In the central section the naked bust of Sol with an aureole of seven rays around his head, three of which are broken off. The bust emerges from acanthus-leaves. In the r. section a patera, in the l. section a sacrificial knife. A handle has been made on the back, decorated with leafwork in relief. At the extremities a long, pointed dog's head.

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