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Secundinius Amantius

He was cornicularius, supply officer, to the prefect of the Legion XXII Primigenia.

  • Altar to Mithras and Mars from Mainz.

    Altar to Mithras and Mars from Mainz.

of Secundinius Amantius

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Secundinius Amantius dedicated a marble altar, found intact with its base and crown during the excavation of a mithraum in Mogontiacum (Mainz) in 1976. He was a military officer responsible for accompanying the legion prefect and for the decoration (corniculum). On his egret, which is addressed to Mithras and Mars, with the permission of the community’s pater named Primulus.

Like Mercury, Mars is present in the cults of Mithras as the tutelary god of a rank, in this case that of the Soldier (miles).

Bricault; Roy (2021) Les cultes de Mithra dans l’Empire Romain



Altar to Mithras and Mars of Mainz

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This altar has been unusually dedicated to both gods Mithras and Mars at Mogontiacum, present-day Mainz.

D(eo) I(nvicto) M(ithrae) / et Marti / Secundini/us Amantius / cornicu(larius) / praef(ecti) leg(ionis) / XXII permi/ttente Pri/mulo patre / ex voto pos/uit l(ibens) l(aetus) m(erito).
To the Unconquered Sun God Mithras and Mars. Secundinius Amantius, cornicularius to the prefect of the 22nd Legion, with the permission of Primulus the Pater, dedicates this willingly in fulfilment of a vow.



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