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Monumentum

Altar of Senj made by the slave Hermes

The dedicator of this altar was a slave in the service of a high official, the prefect Gaius Antonius Rufus, known from other inscriptions.
Altar of Senj

Altar of Senj
The New Mithraeum / Olivier-Antoine Reÿnès (CC BY-SA) 

 
 
The New Mithraeum
17 Jan 2022
Updated on Jan 2022
 

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Found by chance in 1891 at Melnice-Vratnik, near Senj, in Croatia, this altar was acquired the same year by the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. The moulding, decorated by a double frieze of foliage, has almost entirely disappeared. The main face bears a complete inscription of nine lines, datable to the end of the reign of Antoninus Pius or beginning of Marcus Aurelius's based on the name of the prefect.

I(nvicto) M(ithrae) / spelaeum cum / omne impen/sa Hermes C(aii) / Antoni(i) Rufi / praef(ecti) veh(iculorum) et / cond(uctoris) p(ublici) p(ortorii)/ ser(vus) vilic(us) Fortu/nat(us or