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Inscription of Corax Materninius Faustinus of Gimmeldingen

The inscription was located at the base of the main Tauroctony of the Gimmeldingen Mithraeum.
Incriptio of Corax from Gimmeldingen

Incriptio of Corax from Gimmeldingen

The New Mithraeum
27 Jan 2022
Updated on Oct 2023

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Votive monument in red sandstone, in three fragments (H. 0.37 Br. 2.35 D. 0.20). It stood on the base and supported the cult-relief. The first part of the inscription is in a tabula ansata and is decorated with a palmbranch.


In h(onorem) d(omus) d(ivinae) / deo inviht[o] (sic!) Midre (sic!) / Maternin[i]us Faustinu(s) / carax (sic!) fan[um] cum solo inviht[o] / in suo fecit c[ onsac]ratus XI k(alendis) Feb(ruariis). Fanus consacrat(us) / per Potentianum / patrem co(n)s(ulibus) / Paulino et Iuliano /l(ibens) l(aetus) m(erito).

l. 2: Midre: Sprater reads Mithre.
l. 5: XI

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