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Materninius Faustinus

He erected one of the last known mithraea on his property.

 
  • Stone monuments from the Mithras sanctuary in Gimmeldingen

    Stone monuments from the Mithras sanctuary in Gimmeldingen
    Haselburg-Müller 

  • Altar of Gimmeldingen

    Altar of Gimmeldingen
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-NC-SA) 

  • Incriptio of Corax from Gimmeldingen

    Incriptio of Corax from Gimmeldingen
    Haselburg-Müller 

 

Biography

Materninius Faustinus built on his property one of the last known to date. He also ordered the construction of several of the monuments that decorated his temple, including the main tauroctonic relief. In two of the inscriptions found, Materninius is mentioned as Carax (Corax), i.e. the first grade of the Mithraic scale. The sanctuary, called fanum, was consecrated by a Pater by the name of Potentianus.

—The New Mithraeum 2022.

His community
at Mithräum von Gimmeldingen

 

Mentioned in

Altar of a Corax from Gimmeldingen

Corax Materninius Faustinus dedicated other monuments found in the same Mithraeum in Gimmeldingen.

In h(onorem) d(omus) d(ivinae) / deo / invihto (sic) / Materninius / Fau[s]tinus carx (sic) / in suo posuit / (libens) l(aetus) m(erito).
In honour of the divine house, to the invincible god, Materninius Faustinus, Raven, placed (this altar) on his own land willingly, gladly and deservedly.

Inscription of Corax Materninius Faustinus of Gimmeldingen

The inscription was located at the base of the main Tauroctony of the Gimmeldingen Mithraeum

In h(onorem) d(omus) d(ivinae) / deo inviht[o] (sic) Midre (sic) / Maternin[i]us Faustinu(s) / carax (sic) fan[um] cum solo inviht[o] / in suo fecit c[ onsac]ratus XI k(alendis) Feb(ruariis).
Fanus (sic) consacrat(us) / per Potentianum / patrem co(n)s(ulibus) / Paulino et Iuliano /l(ibens) l(aetus) m(erito).
In honour of the divine house, to the invincible god Mithras, Materninius Faustinus, Crow, consecrated a shrine with (a statue of) the invincible Sol, on his property (in suo), on the tenth day before the calendars of February. Sanctuary (fanum) consecrated by Potentianus, Father, the consuls being (Sextus Anicius Faustus) Paulinus and (Ionis) Iulianus, willingly, joyfully and justly.

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Published on 28 Jan 2022

Updated on 15 Mar 2022

 

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