Monuments of France
Monuments, temples and other objects related to Mithras from France.
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Inscription of Victorinus from Tibur
This tabula marmorea was consecrated by a certain slave Vitorinus in Tibur, nowadays Tivoli, near Rome.
Soli invicto Mithrae. / Sicuti ipse se in visu / iussit refici / Victorinus Caes(aris) n(ostri) / verna dispensator / numini praesenti suis in/pend(i)s reficiendum / curavit dedicav[itque]. / Nama...
Relief de Bourg-Saint-Andéol
The low relief of Bourg-Saint-Andéol depicting Mithras killing the bull has been chiseled on the rock.
CIMRM 896, 897
Num[ini] . . . . V . . | deum Invictum | T Fur(ius) Iu[stus?] d(e) s(ua) p(ecunia) f(ecit).
Mithraeum de Vienne
Emperor Julian may have been initiated into the cult of the god Mithras at the Mithraeum of Vienne, France, according to Turcan.
CIMRM 903, 904
Tauroctony of the Villa Borghese
This relief of Mithras slaying the bull was erected in Piazza del Campidoglio, moved to Villa Borghese and is now in the Louvre Museum.
CIMRM 415, 416
Nama Sebesio. / Deo Soli invict[o] Mitrhe (sic!) / C(aii) Aufidii Ianuarius [et…] Nam/a/ ne CS
Mithraeum de Septeuil
The Mithraeum of Septeuil, Yvelines, was accommodated at the 4th century in an oldest sanctuary of the source.
Inscription of Chyndonax
This inscription on an antique funeral urn mentions a certain high priest of Mithras.
Μίθρης εν οργάδ[ι] χώμα το σώμα καλύπτει Χννδόνακτος ίερεω[ς] αρχηγού, δνσεβ(ίας) απέχον λύσι(ον) οίκον 6ρώ[ν]
Mithraeum of Mackwiller
The Mackwiller Mithraeum was built in the middle of the 2nd century, during the reign of Antoninus the Pious, on the site of a spring already worshipped by the natives.
Head of Mithras of Mackwiller
This fragment of the head of a young Mithras is one of the finds made during the excavations carried out by Jean-Jacques Hatt at Mackwiller, France, in 1955.
Taurcotony sculpture from Sidon
The Mithras killing the bull sculpture from Sidon, currently Libya.
Φλ. Γερόντιος, πατὴρ νόμιμος τῶν τελετῶν τοῦ θεοῦ εὐχαριστῶν αφιερωσάτω τῷ φ̕ ἔτει.
Cautes with an axe
The Cautes of Sidon who wields an axe also wears a piece of cloth on his left arm.
Lion-headed Aion from Sidon
Edmon Durighello, a journalist, discovered this Aion marble in 1887.
CIMRM 78, 79
Φλ. Γερόντιος, πατὴρ νόμιμος, ἀνεϑέμην τῷ φ̕ ἔτι.
Hekate of Sidon
The Hekataion of Sidon shows a triple Hekate surrounded by three dancing nymphs.
CIMRM 84, 85
Φλ. Γερόντιος, πατὴρ νόμιμος, εὐχαριστῶν τὴν θέον ἀφιερωσάτω φʹ ἔτι.
Bronze Venus of Sidon
There are two Venus from the Mithraeum of Sidon, one in bronze and the other in Parian marble.