This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience.
Find out more on how we use cookies in our privacy policy.


Inscription by Proficentius, Rome

This marble slab bears an inception be the Pater Proficentius to whom Mithras has suggested to build and devote a temple.
Inscription by Proficentius

Inscription by Proficentius
R. Marchionni 2008 

The New Mithraeum
26 Jan 2022
Updated on Jun 2024

The full article is reserved for our members.

Log in or create a free account to access the entire site.

Rectangular marble slab (H. 0.395 Br. 0.65 D. 0.07), broken in two pieces. Traces of red painting. In the middle there is a hollow probably for fastening. Before it was used for the present inscription, it certainly served another purpose.

L.H. 0.022.

Hic locus est felix, sanctus, piusque benignus,Quem monuit Mithras mentemque deditProficentio patri sacrorumUtque sibi spelaeum faceret dedicaretqueEt celeri instansque operi reddit munera grataQuem bono auspicio suscepit anxia menteUt possint syndexi hilares celebrare vota per aevomHos versiculos generavit ProficentiusPater diguissimus

Related monuments

Mithraeum under the Basilica of S. Lorenzo

In 1938 this Mithraeum was found 3.45 mtrs under the Basilica of S. Lorenzo in Damaso, in a cellar near the Sacrament's Chapel.

Altar from the Mitreo sotto la Basilica di San Lorenzo

This cylindrical marble altar was dedicated by the same Pater Proficentius as the slab, both monuments found in the Mithraeum beneath the Basilica of San Lorenzo.