Monumentum

Mithraeum of Stockstadt I

The Mithraeum I in Stockstadt contained images of Mithras but also of Mercury, Hercules, Diana and Epona, among others.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
16 Jan 2022
Updated on 18 Nov 2022
 
  • Excavation by the Reichs-Limeskommission 1903

    Excavation by the Reichs-Limeskommission 1903
    Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München 

  • Cut through the excavation area

    Cut through the excavation area
    Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München 

  • Cut through the excavation area

    Cut through the excavation area
    Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München 

  • Silver-plated copper plate of Stockstadt

    Silver-plated copper plate of Stockstadt
    The New Mithraeum / Olivier-Antoine Reÿnès (CC BY-SA) 

  • Raven of Stockstadt

    Raven of Stockstadt
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Cautes of Stockstadt

    Cautes of Stockstadt
    Carole Raddato (CC BY-SA 2.0) 

  • Cautopates of Stockstadt

    Cautopates of Stockstadt
    Carole Raddato (CC BY-SA 2.0) 

 

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Southeast of the fort, on the vicus road that ran parallel to the Main. There was a temple to Jupiter Dolichenus very close by.

The younger mithraeum was built larger than the earlier shrine and at a more secure site. It measured 13 m x 7.8 m on the inside. Many altars from the dedication area of the beneficiary station were used for the building, which indicates that the station no longer existed.

The broken parts of a cult image, which could be used on both sides, have been pieced together.
 
 

Related monuments

Votive plaque of Stockstadt

This plaque was found in Mithraeum I at Stockstadt broken into pieces inserted between the blocks of the socle of the cult relief, in the manner of a votive deposit.

Raven from Stockstadt

The Stockstadt Raven is one of only two standing-alone sculptures of this bird to be found in Mithraic statuary.

Cautes and Cautopates of Stockstadt

Reliefs of Cautes and Cautopates dedicated by Florius Florentius of Saalburg and Ancarinius Severus

 

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