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Altar of the Mitreo Menandro

The brick altar of the Mithraeum Menander was covered with marble slabs bearing a crescent and an inscription.
 
 
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23 Mar 2022
 
The marble slab with inscription.

The marble slab with inscription.
Eric Taylor

 

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Brick altar covered with marble slabs. The front slab (H. 0.93 Br. 0.55) has a crescent under which the following inscription (L.H. 0.03):

Deo Invicto Mithrae / Diocles ob honorem / C. Lucreti Menandri / Patris / D(ono) D(edit) D(edicavit).
At the back of the shrine is a brick altar. The front was covered by a marble slab (0.84 x 0.47). It has a hole in the shape of the moon, behind which must have been a lamp. Below the moon is the inscription:

Deo Invicto Mithrae / Diocles ob honorem / C. Lucreti Menandri / Patris / D(ono) D(edit) D(edicavit).
 
 

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Mitreo di Lucrezio Menandro

The Mithraeum of Lucretius Menander was installed in the early 3rd century in an alley to the east of a Hadrianic building named after the solar god temple.

 

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