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A slave of a certain Flavius Baeticus, Quintio dedicated an altar to the health of a companion.

  • Vista interior de la Casa del Mitreo

    Vista interior de la Casa del Mitreo
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-NC-SA) 

of Quintio

TNMP 151

Perhaps somewhat later, but not far from the mid-second century, is the mention of the slave Quinctius, originally from Coimbra, who belonged to the Baetian Flavians. Quinctius also requests the intercession of Mithras in favour (pro salute, insisting again on that peculiarity of Mithras in Emerita) of Coutius Lupus, whose onomastics reveals his local origin, so we must suppose him to be the dedicator's companion in fatigues. There is no certainty that Lupus is Mithraic; in fact he is the only individual with an indigenous onomastic linked to the cult in Hispania, a province in which all the followers of the cult are immigrants or provincials so Romanised that they have lost their indigenous onomastic.


Altar of Mérida from Quintio

This altar, which has now disappeared, was dedicated by the slave Quintio for the health of a certain Coutius Lupus.

TNMM 520

Inuicto Deo / Quintio Flaui / Baetici Conim/brig(ensis) ser(uus) / pro sa(lute) Coutii Lupi
Al Dios Invicto. El conimbrigense Quintio, esclavo de Flavius Baeticus, por la salud de Coutius Lupus.



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