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Altar of Iulius Rasci from Borovo

This Mithraic altar of a certain Iulius Rasci or Racci was found in 1979 in a field in Borovo, Croatia, in the area of the Roman fort of Teutoburgium.
Altar of Iulius Rasci from Borovo

Altar of Iulius Rasci from Borovo
Arhiv Gradskoga muzeja Vukovar 

The New Mithraeum
13 Nov 2023

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In 1979, while ploughing at a field called ‘Crepulja’ in Borovo (Croatia), Maksim Bjelica found a Roman altar. Its findspot is in the area of Teutoburgium, the Roman auxiliary fort built on the Pannonian limes during the last quarter of the 1st century AD which occupied a commanding position near the confluence point between the Danube and the Drava river. Thus, it controlled one of the major routes into the province of Pannonia inferior. Bjelica donated the altar to the Vukovar City Museum in 1981.

The altar is made of limestone (dimensions: 42 x 33 x 21.5 cm). It is, unfortunately,