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Altar of Firmidius Severinus from Geneva

This limestone altar bears an inscription from its donor, Firmidius Severinus, in honour of Mithras after 26 years of service in the Legio VIII Augusta.
Altar of Firmidius Severinus from Geneva

Altar of Firmidius Severinus from Geneva
Musée d'art et d'histoire de Geneva 

The New Mithraeum
5 Sep 2023

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Altar from Geneva.

CIL XII 2587; MMM II 506.

Deo invicto / genio loci / Firmidius Se/verinus mi(les) /leg(ionis) VIII aug(ustae) p(iae) f(idelis) / c(onstantis) C(ommodae) stip(endiorum) XXVI aram / ex voto pro salute / sua v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito). Posita / Muciano et Fabiano co(n)s(ulibus).

201 A.D.

The altar was found in 1752, at Saint-Pierre, in the foundations of the cathedral.

Of limestone, height 1.05 m, width 51.5 cm, thickness 42 cm, its upper surface is hollowed out in the shape of a patera, and one of the faces carries [an] inscription.