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Altar with inscription of Mitreo del Palazzo Imperiale

This is one of several marble inscriptions made by a certain Caelius Ermeros, who was the antistes of the Mithraeum of the Imperial Palace.
Altar of Mitreo Palazzo Imperiale

Altar of Mitreo Palazzo Imperiale
Jan Theo Bakker / 

The New Mithraeum
30 Jan 2022
Updated on Sep 2023

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In front of the preceding No. there stood a square marble altar with an inscription.

On the sides a patera (l)and a jug(r). CIL XIV 57; MMM II No. 132.

C. Caelius Hermaeros / antistes huius loci / fecit / sua pec(unia).

In the south-east corner [of the Mitreo del Palazzo Imperiale] is a square niche on a base. In the base is a hollow space in which lamps were found. A tufa base is standing against the centre of the north wall. It is an altar, or carried a niche. The front part of the base has five marble treads, on top of which is a masonry base carrying a marble altar with inscri…

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