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Inscription of Kastos father and son

Second Mithraic monument dedicated by the Kastos family, found not far from the Arco di S. Lazzaro, in Rome.
The New Mithraeum
28 Jan 2022
Updated on Sep 2023

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On a pilaster with cannelures. (H. 1.89 Br. 0.20 D. 0.13). Mus. Capitolino. L.H.O.20.

Διί 'Ηλίω Μίθρα / άνεικήτω Κάστος / πατήρ καί Κάστος / ύιός / ύιός ίερός κόραξ

Two other marble pilasters without inscriptions have been found.

Related monuments

Mitreo all'Arco di San Lazzaro

Three mithraic monuments were found in 1931, suggesting that a mithraeum probably existed in the area.

Stele of the Arch of San Lazzaro

This stele found at the foot of the Aventine bears an inscription of Kastos father and son, and mentions several syndexioi who shared the same temple.