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Monumentum

Tauroctony of York

This stone in basso relief of Mithras killing the bull was found 10 foot underground in Micklegate York in 1747.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
12 May 2021
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  • MITHRAS sacrificing at the vernal equinox

    MITHRAS sacrificing at the vernal equinox
    Yorkshire Museum 

  • MITHRAS sacrificing at the vernal equinox

    MITHRAS sacrificing at the vernal equinox
    British Library 

 

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Relief in white limestone (dolomite) (H. 0.68 Br. 0.60 D. 0.10). Yorkshire Philosophical Society. Found in York 'in digging the foundation of a large house in Mickelgate' (Browning) in 1747.

A weathered representation of Mithras tauroctone in the usual attitude and attire. No animals. On either side a torchbearer. Next to Mithras' head the bust of Sol (l) in radiate crown, and of Luna (r) in crescent.