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Monumentum

Graffito of the Mitreo del Caseggiato di Diana

In the cult niche of the Mitreo del Caseggiato di Diana there is a list of words that could indicate names and measurements.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
25 Oct 2023
 

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Graffito scratched in the cult-niche. The reading is not certain:

IIE M
ULAS M﹡V
BABENUS SMΛXS
BECTON BINU XII
PROCLUS BINU ﹡II
ERMES DUX ﹡III
FORTUNIU ADA NDA
MAXIMUS BINU ﹡II

The first part apparently contains a number of proper names, the greater part of which are not Roman. The second part is inexplicable unless one accepts that BINU can be identified with vinum, in which case the numbers may indicate measures or cost (cf. Dura Europos Nos. 64; 65).

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