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Monumentum

Marble slab with inscription from Mitreo Fagan

This monument bears an inscription that describes the god Mithra as young, which is quite unusual.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
10 Mar 2022
 

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Inscription, probably found together with the Nos. 312 and 314.

C(aius) Valerius Herades pat[e]r e[t] an[tis]/tes dei iu[b]enis inconrupti So[l]is invicti Mithra[e / c]ryptam palati concessa[m] sibi a M(arco) Aurelio / ---

De Rossi supplies: Commodo Antonino Aug(usto).
CIL XIV 66; MMM II No. 139.

This inscription comes from the excavations of the Mitreo Fagan, discovered in Ostia in 1789, between the insula of the Baths of Antoninus and the mouth of the Tiber, a place of worship that seems to have been integrated in a large private residence where the dedicatee had obtained the




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