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Monumentum

Altar by Hector Corneliorum of Mérida

This fragmented altar was found in two pieces that Ana Osorio Calvo has recently brought together.
Altar de Hector Corneliorum

Altar de Hector Corneliorum
A. Osorio / Archivo Fotográfico MNARM 

 
 
The New Mithraeum
28 Feb 2023
 

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It is fragmented and only two parts have been preserved, which have never been published together. However, in the CER.ES Catalogue there is a restitution with both pieces in a single photograph by Ana Osorio Calvo, which is included here. Thanks to this photograph, we can confirm that they are two pieces from a single altar, as the lower part of the letters of the first line appear on the lower fragment. The smaller fragment (Fig. 1.01.04.01b) corresponds to the upper left part of the altar, where the cornice and a large rectangular focus are preserved. It was first published in the thesis

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