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Marcus Aurelius Sabinus

Pro praetor legate during the reign of Maxime, he dedicated an altar to Mithras in Lambaesis.

  • Altar of Marcus Aurelius Sabinus (left)

    Altar of Marcus Aurelius Sabinus (left)

  • Plan of the Mithraeum of Lambèse

    Plan of the Mithraeum of Lambèse
    Marcel Le Glay 

of Marcus Aurelius Sabinus

TNMP 199

Marcus Aurelius Sabinus, pro-praetor legate during the reign of Maximin, had an altar dedicated to Mithras discovered in 1845 outside the town of Lambaesis.

As stated in the altar he donated, he was the son of a certain Marcus and enrolled in the Sergia tribe. Originally from Carnuntum, he a prefect of the 'pious and vengeful' Legio III Augustus, devoted to Maximin.



Altar by Marcus Aurelius Sabinus

TNMM 616

This altar to the god Sol invicto Mithra was erected by a legate during Maximin’s reign in Lambaesis, Numidia.

Deo Sol(i) in/victo Mi/thrae / M. Aurel(ius) / M(arci) f(ilius) Sergi/s Carnu/nto Sabi/nus prae/fect(us) leg(ionis) / III aug(ustae) p(iae) v(indicis) / Maximi/nianae v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito).
To the invincible Sol god Mithras, Marcus Aurelius Sabinus, son of Marcus, enrolled in the Sergia tribe, (originally from) Carnuntum, prefect of the pious and vengeful legion III Augustus, [[devoted to Maximin]], has willingly and justly fulfilled his vow.

Mithraeum of Lambaesis

TNMM 101

The Mithraeum of Tazoult / Lambèse is one of the best preserved Mithras’s temples in Africa.



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