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Silvanus of Skikda

The statue of Skikda has seven holes in his hair for fastening rays.
15 Aug 2021
Silvanus of Skikda

Silvanus of Skikda


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Marble statue. Standing beside a tree-trunk a youthful figure with uncovered torso and long curly hair in which seven holes have been made for fastening rays. In the l.h. a cornucopia; in the lost r.h. probably a patera. Very likely the god Silvanus.

RRS III 14,6. Fig. 41.

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Mithraeum of Skikda

Many of the inscriptions and sculptures of the site were kept in a museum which has been destroyed.

Aion of Skikda

The lion-headed figure of Skikda includes a pine-apple beside his feet.

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