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Monumentum

Mithräum von Friedberg

There have probably been three mithraea discovered at Friedberg.
  • Cautes and Cautopates of Friedberg

    Cautes and Cautopates of Friedberg
    Carole Raddato 

  • Fragmented altar from Friedberg

    Fragmented altar from Friedberg
    heidICON 

 
 
The New Mithraeum
10 Jun 2009
Updated on Oct 2023
 

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There have probably been three mithraea discovered at Friedberg. These were found in 1849,1881, 1894. The most prominent of these three was found at the Grosse Klostergasse near the old train station. A tauroctony was found depicting Mithras slaying the bull. His attendants Cautes and Cautopates were to his left and right. Cautes was holding a torch pointed upward, and Cautopates had a torch pointing downward. Two alters were found beneath the relief. One was dedicated to Soli Invicto Imp, the Sun God the Invincible Emperor.

The other altar was dedicated to Virtuti Invictae Imp, the

The…

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