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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.
The New Mithraeum
26 Jan 2022
Updated on Aug 2023

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Cylindrical marble altar upon a square base (H. 0.725 Br. 0.40 base; diam. 0.41).

This altar which was already restored in antiquity, has an inscription in a tabula:

L.H. 0.035-0.04

Aebutius Restituti/anus qui et Proficen/tius antistes dei / Solis invicti Mithrae/ aram / d(onum) d(edit).

After the last words a palm-branch.

Nogara-Magi, 230 and PI. XII, 1; Nogara in Quaderni, PI. I, a.

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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.

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.