of Silvestrius Silvinus
- Silvestrius Silvinus was a brother of the Mithräum von Dieburg.
- Active c. 200 in Civitas Auderiensium, Germania superior (Gallia).
Of Gallic origin (among the Bituriges). Together with other syndexioi, he offered the remarkable bifacial relief of Dieburg. The inscription mentions two craftsmen brothers, one a sculptor and the other a shoemaker, as well as their son and nephew.
Silvestrius Silvinus is certainly the sculptor (quadratarius) who made the relief. His name also appears on a statue of Diana of Dieburg.
The relief of Dieburg shows Mithras riding a horse as main figure, surrounded by several scenes of the myth.
Perpetus fra/te[r] artis sutor(iae). / Silvinus ar/tis quadratari/ae Aureli[us ---] d(ono) d(ederunt).
[Side B:] D(eo) S(oli) i(nvicto) M(ithrae) Silvestrius Sil(v)inu[s] et Silvestrius Perpetus et Silvinius Aurelius.
[Side B:] To the invincible god Mithras, Silvestrius Silvinus, Silvestrius Perpetus and [Silvinus?] Aurelius, their nephew, fulfilled their vow willingly, gladly and deservedly. Perpetus, brother, a cobbler by trade, and Silvinus, a sculptor by trade, Aurelius [---] gave this as a gift.