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Cippus from the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

This small monument bear the inscriptions of a certain Caelius Ermeros, antistes at the Mithraeum of the Painted Walls.
Cippi with an inscription from Mitreo.

Cippi with an inscription from Mitreo. / Marchesini 2013 

The New Mithraeum
31 Jan 2023
Updated on Nov 2023

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Marble cippus with inscription (H. 0.305 Br. 0.12-0.65).
L.H. 0.013-0.021.

C. Caelius E[r]/meros / antis/tes h[ui]/us loc[i] / fecit / s(ua) p(ecunia).

The name of C. Caelius Ermeros occurs also in the Mithraeum of the Palazzo Imperiale (No. 255), dating from 162 A.D. The same person was therefore a priest in two sanctuaries, probably he founded this new community.

Becatti, 67 and PI. XIII, 1.

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