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Mithraic slab from the catacombs of Vibia

This inscription was commissioned by a family of priests of the invincible god Mithras.
Mithraic inscription from the catacombs of Vibia

Mithraic inscription from the catacombs of Vibia

The New Mithraeum
6 Sep 2023
Updated on Sep 2023

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Excavations in the catacombs of Vibia, along the Via Appia, have confirmed that polytheists and Christians shared the same hypogeums in the 4th century. Among them, inscriptions painted in two arcosolia mention sacerdotes of Mithras belonging to the same family, a father and a son, also qualified by this title alone.

Bull. Comm. Arch. Rom., 82, 1970-1971, p. 78, nr. 24 (A. Ferrua) - AE 1975. Riv. Arch. Crist., 47, 1971, pp. 43-45, con foto (A. Ferrua) - AE 1975. AE 1975, 0054. HD006826 (F. Feraudi). Cfr. Miscellanea (Tituli 2), Roma 1980, p. 177, nr. 97a (R. Mancini)