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Altar with Inscription to Mithras of Rottenburg

This monument was erected by a certain Publius Aelius Vocco, a solider of the Legio XXII Primigenia Pia Fidelis stationed in Mainz.
Votive altar of Rottenburg

Votive altar of Rottenburg
Landesmuseum Württemberg / Ortolf Harl (CC BY-SA) 

The New Mithraeum
10 Nov 2022
Updated on May 2023

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Altar (H. 0.64) found at Rottenburg am Neckar when a cellar was dug 'ad sinistram viae, qua itur Seebronn, in campo aperto'.CIL XIII 6362; MMM II No. 429.The altar has a simple plinth and a cornice with rim bulges. A tree can be seen on each of the two sides. The inscription M(erito) is still on the base. It was erected by Publius Aelius Vocco, a soldier of the 22nd Legion stationed in Mainz.

The inscription was found in 1881 on the outskirts of Rottenburg in a field on the road to Seebronn while digging a beer cellar and was soon brought to Stuttgart. It is on display in the Roman Lapidari…