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Graffiti to Kamerios from Dura Europos Mithraeum

The text mentions a certain Kamerios, described as immaculate miles.
Graffiti of Kamerios in Dura Europos

Graffiti of Kamerios in Dura Europos
Yale University Press 

The New Mithraeum
31 Jan 2022
Updated on Sep 2023

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Inscription in red letters (L.H. 0.025-0.05) inside of a tabula ansata.

Report, No. 857

Inscription painted in red letters inside of a tabella ansata discovered in the fill of the left bench inside of the Mithraeum at Dura Europos. The first line begins with 'NAMA.' The tabella ansata measure 31 x 19 cm and individual letters range in size from 2.5 to 5 cm in height (Rostovtzeff et al 1939:120).

Francis (1975:441) identifies this inscription as celebrating the elevation of Camerius to the rank of 'Nymph' (the second grade of intiates) among the Mithraic community at Dura Europos…

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