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Monumentum

Altar of Rufius Caeionius Sabinus

In this 4th-century Roman altar, the senator Rufius Caeionius Sabinus defines himself as Pater of the sacred rites of the unconquered Mithras, having undergone the taurobolium.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
14 Nov 2023
 

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Magna ara in domo Angeli Cottii ad aquam Virginem.

CIL VI 511; MMM II No. 21.

M(atri) d(eorum) m(agnae) I(daeae) et Attidi Menoturanno s(acrum).
Nobilis in causis forma celsusq(ue) Sabinus
Hie pater Invieti mystica victor habet,
Sermo duos...... reservans
Consimiles aufert..... .
Et veneranda movet Cibeles triodeia signa:
Augentur meritis simbola tauroboli.
R(ufius) Cae(i)oni(us) Cae (ioni ?) Sabini f(ilius) v(ir) c(larissimus) p(ontifex) m(aior) hierof(anta) d(eae) Hecat(ae) aug(ur) / pub(licus) p(opuli) R(omani) Q(uiritium) pater sacror(um) invict(i) Methrae(sic)
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