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Marcus Antonius Victorinus

A powerful and wealthy man, founder of a mithraeum in the city of Aquincum of which he was the mayor.

  • Vista desde el oeste del Mitreo de Victorinus, Aquincum.

    Vista desde el oeste del Mitreo de Victorinus, Aquincum.
    A. Pegler 

  • Altar by Marcus Antonius Victorinus to Cautopates

    Altar by Marcus Antonius Victorinus to Cautopates
    Ubi Erat Lupa / Ortolf Harl 

  • Tauroctony of Aquincum

    Tauroctony of Aquincum
    Tertullian.org 

Biography
of Marcus Antonius Victorinus

TNMP 92

A generous euergete, this powerful and wealthy man, the mayor of Aquincum, may have been the owner of the vast mansion that housed this mithraeum in the heart of the Roman city. He also owned a villa in Budaörs, on whose grounds other dedications have been found, including one to Mother Earth (AE 1986, 591 = AE 1995, 1273; see also the dedication to Sol AE 1962, 26).


The second Mithraeum of Aquincum was founded by Marcus Antonius Victorinus in his house in the civil part of the 2nd century Roman city of Aquincum, in Pannonia Inferior.

The size of the house and the importance of its location suggest that Marcus Antonius Victorinus was an influential person. He also dedicated a number of small altars within the same sanctuary.

Marcus Antonius Victorinus lived in Aquincum towards the end of the 2nd century and the first half of the 3rd century. His family probably came from the eastern half of the Roman Empire.

His titles include decurio, aedilis and even duumvir.

References

Mentions

Altars to Cautes and Cautopates of Aquincum

TNMM 477

These two altars, erected by a certain Victorinus in the mithraeum he built in his house, bear inscriptions to Cautes and Cautopates.

Deo Cauti / M. Ant(onius) Victorinus / dec(urio) col(oniae) / Aq(uinci) aedilis.

Deo Cau/topati / M. Ant(onius) / Victori/nus / dec(urio) col(oniae) / Aq(uinci) / aedilis.
To Cautes, Marcus Antonius Victorinus, decurion of the colony of Aquincum, aedile.

To Cautopates, Marcus Antonius Victorinus, decurion of the colony of Aquincum, aedile.

Tauroctony of Symphorus and Marcus from Aquincum

TNMM 526

This sculpture of Mithras killing the sacred bull bears an inscription that mentions the donors.

[Sy]mphorus et M(arcus).
Symphorus and Marcus.

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