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Monumentum

Altar with Minerva and a water god

According to the inscription on it, this altar probably supported a statue of Jupiter.
  • Altar with Minerva and a water god

    Altar with Minerva and a water god
    Musei d'Italia 

  • Altar with Minerva and a water god

    Altar with Minerva and a water god
    CIMRM 

 
 
The New Mithraeum
3 Sep 2023
 

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This monument may be compared to a small marble base, seen by Smetius in Rome in the 16th century in domo Iordani Ruchabellae ad S. Laurentium in Damaso ad Campum Florae (MMM II 414 No. 293). The base, on which a representation of Minerva and a lying water-god, probably supported a statue of Jupiter. The inscription on the front is worth mentioning:

CIMRM 331

CIL VI 404; MMM II No. 554.

Iovi optimo maximo / caelestino fontibus et / Minervae et collegio / sanctissimo quod consis/tit in praedis Larci / Macedonis. / In curia. / Flavius Successus cum suis.

This inscription may refer

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