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Monumentum

Marble slab with inscription from Mitreo Barberini

The inscription mentions the name of the donor, Yperanthes, of Persian origin.
 
 
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31 Jan 2022
 
Inscription slab of Barberini Mithraeum

Inscription slab of Barberini Mithraeum
Pascal Lemaire

 

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Square marble slab (0.30), walled in the right projecting elevation before the cult-niche.

Yperanthes / basem inbicto / donum / dedit.

The name of Yperanthes seems to be of Persian origin (cf. CIG XII p. 480). The inscription stands in a red frame, in which traces of red and blue colours.
 
 

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