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Tauroctony relief of Alba Iulia

The relief of Mithra slaying the bull from Apulum, Romania, has been missing until the scholar Csaba Szabó identified it in the diposit of the Arad Museum.
23 Aug 2021
Updated 23 Aug 2021
Tauroctony relief of Alba Iulia

Tauroctony relief of Alba Iulia
Csaba Szabó


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Relief in limestone (H. 1.02 Br. 0.78 D. 0.08) found at Mures Port. At first in Museum at Alba Julia, now at Arad, Museum.

The upper part of the relief is nearly completely lost. The bust of Sol (l); the raven; the upper part of Mithras; the head of the bull and its forelegs; the r. torchbearer; the lower part of Luna; no inscription.


The present relief of Mithras Tauroctonos was a well known artifact, cited numerous times in the abundant literature on the Mithraic material of the Roman province of Dacia.

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