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Monumentum

Altars to Cautes and Cautopates of Stefano Rotondo

These two parallel altars to the diophores were dedicated by the Pater and a Leo from the Mithraeum of S. Stefano Rotondo.
Altar to Cautes found in S. Stefano Rotondo

Altar to Cautes found in S. Stefano Rotondo
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The New Mithraeum
1 Feb 2022
 

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Altar to Cautes and Cautopates, divine attendants of Mithras, symbolizing respectively dawn and sunset. Dedicated by Aurelius Sabinus, pater of the mithraeum of the castra peregrina of the Imperial horseguards (equites singulares). Marble, reign of Commodus (180-192 CE). From the area of S. Stefano Rotondo, Rome
Altar to CautesMarble altar to Cautes, found upside down near the entrance (n.inv.205832). 46 x 34 x 27 cm. Patera on right face, fulmen on the left face. Pinacles, and upper face pierced with five holes, perhaps for some metal object.

On the front:

Deo Cautae / Aur(elius)

On…

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