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Imperial slave and an overseer of the Imperial estates who dedicated a Tauroctony to the Invincible god Sol.

  • Tauroctonia del Cortile del Belvedere

    Tauroctonia del Cortile del Belvedere
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

of Atimetus

  • Atimetus was a brother.
  • Active late 2nd – early 3rd century in Roma, Latium (Italia).


Of the 131 devotees mentioned in Roman inscriptions, comparatively few are the ones who preserved explicit mention of their profession or civic status. Five of these devotees are explicitly mentioned as slaves including Atimetus, whereas nine as freedmen, all of them Imperial freedman, and a freedman condition could be suggested for other six. As for the slaves, we are informed that Vestalis and Atimetus belonged to the familia Caesaris.

We do not have any information concerning the field of employment of Vestalis, whereas Atimetus was an actor praediorum Romanorum, which means he was an overseer of the Imperial estates.


Tauroctonia del Cortile del Belvedere

White marble relief depicting Mithras slaying the bull, dedicated by Atimetus.

TNMM 210

Soli invicto deo / Atimetus Aug(ustorum) n(ostrorum) ser(vus) act(uarius) praediorum Romaniarorum.
To Sol the unconquered god. Atimetus, slave of our Augusti, overseer of the public estates.


  • Vittoria Canciani (2022) Archaeological Evidence of the Cult of Mithras in Ancient Italy



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