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Dioscorus is a freedman from the Greek-speaking part of the Empire who dedicated an altar to the invincible Mythra.

  • Altar of Marci from Alba Iulia

    Altar of Marci from Alba Iulia

of Dioscorus

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Chrestion and Dioscorus are liberti from the Greek-speaking part of the Empire, who were probably actively involved in the commercial life of the conurbation.

He was the son or slave (servus) of a certain Marcus, according to the inscription on the monument he erected.



Altar of Dioscorus from Alba Iulia

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In 1852, Károly Pap, a naval captain, unearthed several Mithraic monuments in his garden at Marospartos, including this altar.

lnvicto / Mythrae / Diosco/rus Marci (servus) / v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito).
To the invincible Mythra, Dioscorus (slave or son of) Marcus has willingly and justly fulfilled his vow.



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