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Mithraic Sol of Piazza Dante

The relief of Sol was found during the construction of Piazza Dante in Rome in 1874.
Sol of Piazza Dante

Sol of Piazza Dante

The New Mithraeum
12 Jan 2022
Updated on Jan 2022

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Marble relief (H. 0.29 Br. 0.25 D. 0.03, originally square). Palazzo Conservatori, Inv. No. 2326.

Upper part of Sol's body in tunica and chlamys. Around his head an aureole and seven rays. He raises his r.h., with the palm turned full front. In his l.h. he carries a globe, behind which a whip.

On the reverse of both reliefs an inscription:
CIMRM 355C(auto)p(ati) Primus pater fecit.

Visconti, 241 and Pl. XXI, 3; Lanciani, Rome, 168; Maionica, No. IV; MMM fig. 29; RRR III, 195,4; Saxl, 31 and fig. 88. See fig. 101.

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