Lucius Apronius Chrysomallus
Dedicated an altar found in Gallia Narbonensis on the occasion of his elevation to the grade of Perses.
Biography of Lucius Apronius Chrysomallus
- Lucius Apronius Chrysomallus was a Perses.
- Active in Vasio, Narbonensis (Gallia).
The community may have been relatively large, with the dedicatee's accession to the fifth grade suggesting that the seven-grade ladder was located there, unless this accession to the Persian grade was obtained elsewhere than at Vasio, the original provenance of the missing altar being unknown. The presence of the term gradus in the dedication, unique in a Mithraic context, would ensure that the term was used by some of the adepts themselves. The adjectival form persicum is found in the inscriptions of San Silvestro in Capite.
Inscription of Vaison-la-Romaine
This is one of the few known Mithraic inscriptions dedicated by a member who attained the grade of Perses.
- Bricault; Roy (2021) Les cultes de Mithra dans l'Empire Romain