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Monumentum

Aion of York

The statue of Arimanius/Ahriman was found in 1874 under the city wall of York during the construction of the railway station.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
16 May 2021
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Aion from York frontal view

Aion from York frontal view
Carole Raddato

 

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Statue in sandstone (H. 0.61), found in York (1875). Yorkshire, Philosophical Society.

On a base a standing, naked figure, dressed in a fringed loin-cloth, which is held together by a snakelike belt. In his hanging I.h. two keys, whereas the other, which is broken off as far as the elbow, must have held a sceptre, part of which is still visible on the edge of the stone, together with an undefinable object (thunder- bolt ?), half of which is preserved on the fringes. To his shoulders two wings are attached. Head lost.

Hubner in IVA LVIII, 1876, 147ff and PI.