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Altar of the Mitreo della Planta Pedis

The altar includes a slab with an inscription for the salvation of two emperors.
The New Mithraeum
9 Mar 2022

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Marble slab (H. 0.37 Br. 0.75) belonging to the marble revetment of the cult niche. L.H. 0.03-0.05.

Pr(o) sal(ute) Augg(ustorum duorum) / S(oli) i(nvicto) M(ithrae) / [L. ?] Florius Hermadio(n) / sacerdos s(ua) p(ecunia) f(ecit).

The two emperors may have been Marc Aurelius and Lucius Verus. Marc Aurelius and Commodus, Septimius Severus and Caracalla or Caracalla and Geta (Becatti).

A. Fl(avius) Hermadio in Rome No. 590.

Becatti, Mitrei Ostia, 82.

Related monuments

Mitreo della Planta Pedis

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Basin with inscription from Mitreo della Planta Pedis

The dedicator of this marble basin could be the same person who offered the sculpture of Mithras slaying the bull in the Mitreo delle Terme di Mitra.

Basin of Mitreo della Planta Pedis

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Coin of Valerian and Sol

This coin was deposited in the upper level of the throne in the cult niche of the Mitreo della Planta Pedis.


Inscription of Hermes to Silvanus

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