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Inscription of Vaison-la-Romaine

This is one of the few known Mithraic inscriptions dedicated by a member who attained the grade of Perses.
The New Mithraeum
9 Mar 2022
Updated on Feb 2023

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Base from Vaison.

CIL XII 1324; MMM II No. 496.

This inscription was found in 1639 in Vaison-la-Romaine, in Gallia Narbonensis, in a garden near an old cemetery, engraved on an altar that has now disappeared. No mithreum has been found in the ancient city, but a fragment of a statue of Mithras tauroctone unearthed in 1933 indicates that the cult was certainly practiced at one time in Vasio. The community may have been relatively large, with the dedicatee's accession to the fifth grade suggesting that the seven-grade ladder was located there, unless this accession to the Persian grade…