The New Mithraeum
28 Aug 2021
Updated on 4 Sep 2023
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The brooch is a thin disc of bronze slightly convex, and the reverse is plain, except for a high pin and catch-plate. Mithras slaying the bull. The god is in oriental dress and with a nimbus and crown of nine rays. He kneels in the normal manner on the bull, which bears two bands round its body and has a tail ending in a single tuft. Mithras raises the dagger. The wound is clearly visible and the dog stands by with open mouth to lick the blood.