Monumentum

Altar from Mérida 'pro salute'

The small Mithraic altar found at Cerro de San Albin, Merida, bears an inscription to the health of Caius Iulius.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
22 Jan 2022
Updated on 29 Oct 2022
 
Altar Caius Iulius of Mérida

Altar Caius Iulius of Mérida
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Inscr. on white marble altar (Inv. 156) (H. 0.16).
Cat. Bad., 205s. No. 766;
L.H. 0.02.
Deo / invicto / pro salute / Firmus.

Fragmento de pequeña ara con coronamiento con focus irregular y liso por su parte posterior y por sus costados. Le falta el basamento y parte inerior y no sabemos si con alguna otra línea de texto. Las letras son de dos cms de altura. La primera línea va grabada sobre la cornisa del coronamiento. la última, afectada por los desconchados es de difícil lectura.
 
 

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