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Marcellinus was an antistes who reached the grade of Leo in Rome.

  • Tauroctony of via di Borgo

    Tauroctony of via di Borgo

of Marcellinus

TNMP 230

Marcellinus introduces himself as leo and antistes in a relief of Mithras killing the bull discovered in 1862, probably in via di Borgo, on the western slope of the Esquiline. The monument was engraved with an inscription that mentions him as leo and atistes together with other two persons, probably members of the same comunity in Rome, Guntha and Placidus.

The workmanship of the relief, the names of the dedicators and the spelling sacrathis [sic] betray the servile and modest status of these men, who probably belonged to the same community.



Tauroctony of via di Borgo

TNMM 649

This relief of Mithras Tauroctonos from Rome bears the inscription of three brothers, two of them lions.

Deo sancto I(nvicto) M(ithrae) sacrathis (sic) d(onum) p(osuerunt) Placidus Marcellinus leo antis{ti}tes et Guntha leo.
To the holy unconquered Mithras (and) for the initiated devotees, Placidus Marcellinus leo and antistes and Guntha leo set up as a gift.

To the pure invincible god Mithras and his initiates, have placed this offering Placidus, Marcellinus, Leo (and) antistes, and Guntha, Leo.



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