Ceremonial sword of Riegel
The Mithraic sword found in the Riegel Mithraeum may have been used as a prop during rituals.
The New Mithraeum
15 Jan 2022
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In the vestibule of the Riegel Mithraeum, an interesting collection of cultic ceramics was found, as well as a sword whose particular shape suggests that it was used during ceremonies: the blade was curved in a semi-circle in the middle of its length; when a man's neck was passed through this curve, the sword could give the impression of piercing the throat.