Pater sacrorum and founder of the Mithraeum under the Basilica of S. Lorenzo
Biography of Aebutius Restitutianus
- Aebutius Restitutianus was a Pater of the Mithraeum under the Basilica of S. Lorenzo.
- Active c. 2nd half of 3rd century in Roma, Latium (Italia).
Pater sacrorum and founder of the Mithraeum under the Basilica of S. Lorenzo. He uses the signum Proficentius, which means the efficient, the one who succeed.
It is called antistes dei Solis invicti Mithrae in the altar of the Mitreo sotto la Basilica di San Lorenzo.
Mithras indicated him where to build the Mithraeum under the Basilica of S. Lorenzo, as explain in a marble slab found in the temple.
Altar from the Mitreo sotto la Basilica di San Lorenzo
This cylindrical marble altar was dedicated by the same Pater Proficentius as the slab, both monuments found in the Mithraeum beneath the Basilica of San Lorenzo.
Inscription by Proficentius, Rome
This marble slab bears an inception be the Pater Proficentius to whom Mithras has suggested to build and devote a temple.
Quem monuit Mithras mentemque dedit
Proficentio patri sacrorum
Utque sibi spelaeum faceret dedicaretque
Et celeri instansque operi reddit munera grata
Quem bono auspicio suscepit anxia mente
Ut possint syndexi hilares celebrare vota per aevom
Hos versiculos generavit Proficentius
Pater diguissimus Mithrae.
These little verses were composed by Proficentius, a very worthy father of Mithras.