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Petrogenia of Aquincum

In Aquincum petrogenia, Mithras holds the usual dagger and torch as he emerges from the rock.
22 Jul 2009
Updated 16 Jan 2022
Nacimiento de Mitra del Mitreo de Victorinus, Aquincum.

Nacimiento de Mitra del Mitreo de Victorinus, Aquincum.
A. Pegler.


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Limestone relief (H 0.98. Br 0.55) depicting Mithras' rockbirth. Mithras, naked and emerging from the rock to mid-thigh, holds a burning torch in his upraised left hand and a dagger in his right. The rock is surrounded by a serpent who raises its head towards the god.

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Mithraeum of Aquincum in Victorinus's house

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