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Altar of Secundinus from Bad Ischl

A certain Secundinus, steward of the emperor, dedicated this altar to Mithras in Noricum, today Austria.
The New Mithraeum
12 Nov 2023

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This altar dedicated to the god Mithras was discovered in Bad Ischl, Austria, which was part of the ancient Roman province of Noricum. It bears an inscription that sheds light on the religious and administrative practices of the Roman Empire, particularly in its frontier regions. The inscription reads: "D(eo) I(nvicto) M(ithrae) / Secun/dinus Aug(usti) n(ostri) v/il(icus) sta/t(ionis) Esc(ensis) vo/t(um) ret(tulit) l(ibens) l(aetus) m(erito)", which translates to: "To the unconquered god Mithras, Secundinus, the steward of our emperor’s estate at the station of Esca, willingly, joyfully and