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Monumentum

Altar at Caseggiato di Diana

This altar was originally consecrated to Hercules and was rededicated to Mithras by Callinicus in the Mithraeum of the House of Diana.
The altar and aedicula in the northern room, seen from the south.

The altar and aedicula in the northern room, seen from the south.
Ostia-antica.org / Klaus Heese 

 
 
The New Mithraeum
31 Jan 2023
 

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Marble altar (H. 0.78 Br. 0.35 D. 0.44), standing before the cult-niche.

The altar has a hole in the middle, which pierces the marble completely. At the front the opening is surrounded by a wreath of oak-leaves with flying ribbons. An inscription over it (No. 220).

Calza, o.c., 331; Becatti in BCR LXVII, 1939, 38 n. 10; BCR LXX, 1942, 120f. with fig.

CIMRM 220

CIL XIV 4310

M. Lollianus / Callinicus pater / aram deo / do(num) de(dit).

Callinicus: compare Nos. 222; 223.

The altar, as an inscription (CIL XIV 4280) proves, was originally dedicated to Hercules. From a thorough …

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