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Monumentum

Mithraeum of Virunum

A bronze plaque records the existence of a mithraeum at Virunum that collapsed and was rebuilt by members of the community.
 
 
PublishedMithraeum.eu
16 Jan 2022
Updated on 22 Mar 2022
 
  • Plaque with list of Mithraic fellows from Virunum

    Plaque with list of Mithraic fellows from Virunum
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Drawing of the plaque with list of Mithraic fellows from Virunum

    Drawing of the plaque with list of Mithraic fellows from Virunum
    Gernot Piccottini via Tertullian.org 

  • Mithraic inscription of Aurelius Hermodorus

    Mithraic inscription of Aurelius Hermodorus
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

 

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In 1992 a bronze plaque recording the dedication of a mithraeum was discovered in Virunum, the principal town and administrative capital of the province of Noricum. The mithraeum, as the text of the plaque reveals, had collapsed in some sort of catastrophe, probably natural, and the members rebuilt it at their own expense. The plaque functioned as the mithraeum's album.
 
 

Related monuments

Plaque with the list of worshippers of Virunum

The bronze bears the dedication of a restoration of a Mithraeum carried out in 183.

Inscription of the praeses Aurelius Hermodorus

This marble gives some details of the reconstruction of the Virunum Mithraeum.

 

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