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Inscription with Cautes and Cautopates of Steklen

An unusual feature of this very ancient relief is that Cautopates carries a cockerel upside down, while Cautes carries it right-side up.
 
 
PublishedMithraeum.eu
11 Feb 2022
Updated on 12 Feb 2022
 
  • Cautopates of Steklen's altar

    Cautopates of Steklen's altar
    CIMRM via Tertullian.org 

  • Inscription of Steklen's altar

    Inscription of Steklen's altar
    CIMRM via Tertullian.org 

  • Inscription of Steklen's altar

    Inscription of Steklen's altar
    CIMRM via Tertullian.org 

 

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Square marble stone (H. 0.19 Br. 0.34 D. 0.255) broken off at top and bottom, Found at Steklen. Svichtov, Museum.

The front has an inscription. On the r. side standing Cautes with upraised torch in his r.h. With his other hand he holds a cock downwards by its feet. On the l. side standing Cautopates who holds a cock upwards with his l.h.

CIMRM 2269

L.H. 0.025-0.035.

. . . . / leo / Melichrisus / P. Caragoni / Philopalaestri.

Detschew in JOAI 1939 (Beibl.), 130 No. 7 and fig. 52. See fig. 631.
 
 

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