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Petrogenia of Aquincum

In Aquincum petrogenia, Mithras holds the usual dagger and torch as he emerges from the rock.
Nacimiento de Mitra del Mitreo de Victorinus, Aquincum.

Nacimiento de Mitra del Mitreo de Victorinus, Aquincum.
A. Pegler. 

The New Mithraeum
22 Jul 2009
Updated on Jan 2022

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Limestone relief (H 0.98. Br 0.55) depicting Mithras' rockbirth. Mithras, naked and emerging from the rock to mid-thigh, holds a burning torch in his upraised left hand and a dagger in his right. The rock is surrounded by a serpent who raises its head towards the god.

Related monuments

Mithraeum II of Aquincum in Victorinus’s house

This temple of Mithras in Aquincum was located within the private house of the decurio Marcus Antonius Victorinus.

Altars to Cautes and Cautopates of Aquincum

These two altars, erected by a certain Victorinus in the mithraeum he built in his house, bear inscriptions to Cautes and Cautopates.

Second petrogey of Aquincum

Another sculpture of Mithras rock-birth from the Mithraeum of Victorinus, in Aquincum.

Fragmented Mercury of Aquincum

Fragments of this limestone statue include the head and torso of Mercury, holding the caduceus in his left hand.