Caesaria Maritima Medallion


This artifact was a small circular medallion on which was depicted in bas relief, Mithra slaying the bull. This medallion, carved of white crystalline marble is .075 m in diameter and .01 m. in thickness. On its reverse a finished bevel reduces the reverse diameter to .065 m. while the reverse surface was left with a rough comb dressing. The observe of the medallion is divided horizontally into two registers depicts three scenes from the life of Mithra. Mithra and associated figures in the upper register have been cut in much higher relief than the figures found in the smaller scenes in the lower panels.

Robert J. Bull