Marcus Aurelius Stertinius Carpus
He was a plebeian citizen who dedicated a monument to the Unconquerable Sun, Mithras.
Biography of Marcus Aurelius Stertinius Carpus
Marcus Aurelius Stertinius, whose father was procurator of a Roman camp, dedicated a monument to Sol Invictus Mithras along with his father and two of his brothers in arms, Hermioneus and Balbinus. His name, Marcus Aurelius, suggests that a member of the Severan dynasty had granted him Roman citizenship.
The gens Stertinia was a plebeian family of ancient Rome. It first rose to prominence at the time of the Second Punic War, and although none of its members attained the consulship in the time of the Republic, a number of Stertinii were so honoured in the course of the first two centuries of the Empire.
Altar to Mithras at the Walters Art Museum
This altar bears an inscription to the health of the emperor Commodus by a certain Marcus Aurelius, his father and two other fellows.