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Graffiti to Kamelios from Dura Europos Mithraeum

The text mentions a certain Kamelios, described as immaculate miles.
 
 
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31 Jan 2022
 
Graffiti of Kamerios in Dura Europos

Graffiti of Kamerios in Dura Europos
Yale University Press

 

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Inscription painted in red letters inside of a tabella ansata discovered in the fill of the left bench inside of the Mithraeum at Dura Europos. The first line begins with 'NAMA.' The tabella ansata measure 31 x 19 cm and individual letters range in size from 2.5 to 5 cm in height (Rostovtzeff et al 1939:120).

Francis (1975:441) identifies this inscription as celebrating the elevation of Camerius to the rank of 'Nymph' (the second grade of intiates) among the Mithraic community at Dura Europos. [Yale University Art Museum Archives].
 
 

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