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Bronze inscription from Aldobrandini

The inscription has been related to the Mithraeum of Aldobrandini, in Ostia.
 
 
Mithraeum.eu
14 Jun 2009
 

Placa de bronce con inscripción encontrada en el Mitreo Aldobrandini, Ostia
Eric Taylor

 
A bronze inscription, now in the British Museum, may also come from the Mitreo Aldobrandini. Below a small bust of Sol a inscription put up by all priests of Mithras in Ostia and Portus, in honour of Sextus Pompeius Maximus, "father of the fathers". Apparently he was the leader of the cult of Mithras in Ostia. We also learn that he was in charge of one of Ostia's ferry services. 

Above the text are a bust of Mithras with a sacrificial knife and a patera (mixing bowl).

Main inscription

SEX POMPEIO SEX FIL / MAXIMO / SACERDOTI SOLIS IN / VICTI MT PATRI PATRVM / QQ CORP TREIECT TOGA / TENSIVM SACERDO / TES SOLIS INVICTI MT / OB AMOREM ET MERI /TA EIVS SEMPER HA / BET
Dedicated to Sextus Pompeius Maximus, son of Sextus, High Priest of the Sun God, Mithras, all powerful, and Father of Fathers, President of the Guild of Master Ferrymen. We, Priests of the all powerful Sun God, Mithras, do this on account of the high regard and affection we hold for him and his worthy deeds.

CIL XIV 403

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