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  • Monumentum

    Aion of Arles

    The Aion of Arles includes nine signs of the zodiac in three groups of three, between the spirals of the serpent.

    TNMM148 – CIMRM 879

  • Liber

    Topoi, volume 11/1 (2001)

    Avant-propos Ce volume comprend, à côté de nombreux comptes rendus, regroupés dans le fascicule 2, une série de dossiers traitant de thèmes chers à la revue (l'Orient hellénisé), ou illustrant une approche pluridisciplinaire. Trois d'entre eux…
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Ottaviano Zeno

    In this relief of Mithras as bull slayer, recorded in 1562 in the collection of A. Magarozzi, Cautes and Cautopates have been replaced by trees still bearing the torches.

    TNMM125 – CIMRM 335

  • Monumentum

    Intaglio with Tauroctony and Lion with bee

    This intaglio portrays Mithra slaying the bull on one side, and a lion with a bee, around seven stars, and inscription, on the other.

    TNMM546 – CIMRM 2354

  • Monumentum

    Inscription of Chyndonax

    This inscription on an antique funeral urn mentions a certain high priest of Mithras.

    TNMM535 – CIMRM 934

    Μίθρης εν οργάδ[ι] χώμα το σώμα καλύπτει Χννδόνακτος ίερεω[ς] αρχηγού, δνσεβ(ίας) απέχον λύσι(ον) οίκον ὁρώ[ν].
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony 593

    This is the earliest sculpture of Mithras killing the bull known to date.

    TNMM164 – CIMRM 593, 594

    Alcimus T. Cl(audi) Liviani ser(vus) vilic(us) S(oli) M(ithrae) v(otum) s(olvit) d(onum) d(edit)
  • Monumentum

    Mithras pantocrator of the Villa Altieri

    This unusual representation of Mithras standing on a bull was kept in the Casino di Villa Altieri sul Monte Esquilino until the 19th century.

    TNMM475 – CIMRM 334

  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony relief exposed at the Hermitage Museum

    The relief marble of Mithras sacrifying the bull, exposed on the Hermitage Museum comes from Rome.

    TNMM308 – CIMRM 603, 604

    D(onum) deo invicto d(ederunt) / Marci Matti / Fortuna/tus / et Alexander / et Pardus / et Eficax / per Fl(avio) Alexandro patre.
  • Monumentum

    Mithras petrogenitus from Villa Giustiniani

    Mithras rock-born from Villa Giustiniani was holding a bunch of grapes in its raised right hand instead of a torch, probably due to a restoration.

    TNMM124 – CIMRM 590, 591

    Nama / L(ucius) Fl(avius) Hermadion / hoc mihi libens / d(onum) d(edit).
  • Mithraeum

    Mitreo del Campidoglio «lo perso»

    This temple of Mithras on the north side of the Capitoline Hill in Rome no longer exists.

    TNMM24 – CIMRM 414

  • Monumentum

    Aion relief of Palazzo Colonna

    The relief of Palazzo Colonna, Rome, depicts a lion-headed figure holding a burning torch in his outstretched hands.

    TNMM317 – CIMRM 383

  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of York

    This stone in basso relief of Mithras killing the bull was found 10 foot underground in Micklegate York in 1747.

    TNMM246 – CIMRM 835

  • Notitia

    Re-interpreting the Mysteries of Mithras

    Ernest Renan suggested that without the rise of Christianity, we might all have embraced the cult of Mithras. Nevertheless, it has had a lasting influence on secret societies, religious movements and popular culture.
  • Monumentum

    Inscription of Secundinus of Lyon

    There is no consensus on the authenticity of this monument erected by a certain Secundinus in Lugdunum, Gallia.

    TNMM748 – CIMRM 906, 907

    Deo invicto / Mithr(ae) / Secundinus dat.