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Stele of Acilius Pisonianus from Milan

This high stele by a certain Acilius Pisonianus bears an inscription commemorating the restoration of a Mithraeum in Mediolanum, today's Milan.
Stele of Marcus from Milan

Stele of Marcus from Milan

The New Mithraeum
13 Oct 2023

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In Ambrosianae aedis pariete.

D(eo) S(oli) i(nvicto) M(ithrae) / P. Acil(ius) Piso/nianus pater / patratus qui / hoc speleum / vii(sic!)ignis ab/sumtum com/parata area a re/publ(ica) Mediol(anensi) / pecunia sua / restituit.

CIL V 5795; D 04224; CIMRM 00706; Sartori-2020 166.

A tall marble stele found in sixteenth-century Milan, set into a wall in the portal of the church of Sant'Ambrogio, bears a dedication to the restoration of a speleum destroyed by fire. While the cost of the work was borne by a certain Publius Acilius Pisonianus, pater patratus, the res publica - to be