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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.
The New Mithraeum
17 Jan 2022
Updated on 29 Jan 2022
Altar of Senj

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


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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.