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Monumentum

Intaglio with Tauroctony and Lion with bee

This intaglio portrays Mithra slaying the bull on one side, and a lion with a bee, around seven stars, and inscription, on the other.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
1 Nov 2022
Updated on 2 Nov 2022
 
  • Intaglio of Mithras from Firenze. Lion side.

    Intaglio of Mithras from Firenze. Lion side.
    The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database 

  • Intaglio of Mithras from Firenze. Tauroctony side.

    Intaglio of Mithras from Firenze. Tauroctony side.
    The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database 

  • Engraving from De deo Sole invicto Mithra commentatio, Johann Gottfried Eichhorn.

    Engraving from De deo Sole invicto Mithra commentatio, Johann Gottfried Eichhorn. 

 

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Red jasper, formerly in the Medici Collection and now still in Florence, Arch. Museum.

Obverse: Mithras to the l. kills the bull, whose tail ends in corn-ears. The dog, snake and scorpion. Cautes (r) and Cautopates (l). In the upper corners: the bust of Sol in radiate crown and with whip (r) ; the, bust of Luna in crescent (l). In the field: eight stars. In the l. part: a cross within a radiate crown - a sort of horn - dart - eagle with outstretched wings - caduceus - thunderbolt. In the r. part: raven - dagger - harpè - palmbranch with a death's head in its centre.