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Mithraeum of Aquincum II in Victorinus's house

The temple of Mithras in Aquincum was located within the private house of the decurio Marcus Antonius Victorinus.
 
 
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10 Jun 2009
Updated on 17 Mar 2022
 
  • Vista desde el oeste del Mitreo de Victorinus, Aquincum.

    Vista desde el oeste del Mitreo de Victorinus, Aquincum.
    A. Pegler. 

  • Nacimiento de Mitra del Mitreo de Victorinus, Aquincum.

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

  • Mithras rock-birth of Aquincum

    Mithras rock-birth of Aquincum
    CIMRM 

 

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Located within the town house of the decurio Marcus Antonius Victorinus. Orientation N-S. 7m x 16m The shrine is divided up into three parts-two ante rooms (the front room is populated by the excavators as a Shrine of Mercury. Certainly a large statue base stood here) and the cella trichora with its central aisle about 2 feet below ground level. The benches were accessed by a single step on either side of the bottom of the two cella entrance steps. A fragment of the tauroctony was found in the excavations and would have stood on the large stone base at the end (south) wall of the cella.
 
 

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Petrogenia of Aquincum

In Aquincum petrogenia, Mithras holds the usual dagger and torch as he emerges from the rock.

Inscriptions to Cautes and Cautopates of Aquincum

These two inscriptions appear on two statue bases of the Mithraeum II of Aquincum.

Second petrogey of Aquincum

Another sculpture of Mithras rock-birth from the Mithraeum of Victorinus, in Aquincum.

 

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