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Goblet of Angers

The spherical ceramic cup found at the Mithraeum in Angers bears an inscription to the unconquered god Mithras.
Goblet of Angers

Goblet of Angers

The New Mithraeum
28 Jan 2022

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Spherical goblet of the Déchelette 72 type, with missing rim. The general morphology, the profile of the foot and the small size of the beaker suggest that the vase was made at the earliest in the last quarter of the 2nd century, but could hardly have been made before the beginning of the 3rd century AD. (oral communication by R. Delage). The small size of the vase makes it easy to hold for individual use.

Height of the letters: between 3 mm and 3.7 mm.

---]M [---]Deo[ inuic]to Mytrh[ae
]s Genialis ciues Ambian[in]us (or Ambian[ic]us) exuoto d[edit
frat]ribus, omni loco, [ N]ama!


Related monuments

Mithréum d’Angers

The Mithraeum or Angers contained numerous objects, including coins, oil lamps and a ceramic vessel engraved with a votive inscription to the invincible god Mithras.

Head of Mithras from Angers Mithraeum

The head of Mithras of Angers has been found a four months after the main relief.