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Veturius Dubitatus

Veteran and ex duplicarius of ala I civum Romanorum who dedicated an altar to Mithras in Teutoburgium.

of Veturius Dubitatus

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Veturius (?) Dubitatus was a veteran, ex duplicarius, of ala I civium Romanorum. According to his name formula, J. Brunšmid concluded that he was of Celtic origin, but D. Pinterović argued that he was Italic (Brunšmid 1911: 121, no. 742; Pinterović 1957: 53-54).

According to the available data, the ala I civium Romanorum was probably established during the Pannonian revolt of AD 6-9 or in its aftermath. During Trajan’s Dacian wars, it was temporarily transferred to Dacia and may have taken part in the emperor’s Parthian campaign.

Diplomas and other epigraphic evidence indicate that the ala returned to Pannonia Inferior under Hadrian and was stationed in various fortresses until the 3rd century AD, Teutoburgium being one of the last (Wagner 1938; Lőrincz 1985: 177-189; 2001; Spaul, Cichorius 1994; Roxan 1999: 249-273, pp. 258-259).


Altar of Veturius Dubitatus from Dalj

This limestone altar dedicated to Mithras by a certain Veturius Dubitatus was found in Dalj, Croatia, in 1910.

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I(nvicto) d(eo) M(ithrae) / [Ve?]t(urius) Du/[bi]tatus / [vet(eranus)] a(lae) I (primae) c(ivium) R(omanorum) / [e]x dupl(icario) / v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito).
To the Invincible God Mithras, Veturius Dubitatus, veteran of the first ala of the Roman citizens, ex duplicarius, fulfilled his vow willingly and deservedly.


  • Inga Vilogorac Brčić; Laurent Bricault (2021) Mithras in Teutoburgium Prilozi Instituta za arheologiju u Zagrebu, 38(2),199-204.



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