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  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Osterburken

    Franz Cumont considers the bas relief of Osterburken 'the most remarkable of all the monuments of the cult of Mithras found up to now'.

    TNMM176 – CIMRM 1292, 1293

    D[eo] S[oli] I[nvicto] M[ithrae] M[er?]catorius Castrensis in suo cons[ituit].
  • Mithraeum

    Mithräum von Osterburken

    The Mithraeum of Osterburken could not be excavated bodily owing to the water of a well in the immediate neighbourhood. The monument had been covered carefully with sand.

    TNMM70 – CIMRM 1291

  • Syndexios

    Mercatorius Castrensis

    Offered the famous Tauroctony of Osterburken to the unconquerable sun god Mithras.
  • Liber

    Mithras-Orion. Greek Hero and Roman Army God (1980)

    The author of this ingenious memoir believes that the Greek myth of Orion is the very basis of Roman Mithriacism. His starting point is an astronomical interpretation of tauroctony.
  • Monumentum

    Two-sided relief of Dieburg

    The relief of Dieburg shows Mithras riding a horse as main figure, surrounded by several scenes of the myth.

    TNMM231 – CIMRM 1247

    [Side A:] D(eo) i(nvicto) M(ithrae) / Silves/trius / Silvi/nius et Silvestrius Pe[rpetus et A]urelius nepos / v(otum) s(olverunt) l(ibentes) l(aeti) m(erito). / Perpetus fra/te[r] artis sutor(iae). …
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Mithras and Tellus

    This relief of Mithras slaying the bull is unique because of the representation of Tellus lying under the bull.

    TNMM623 – CIMRM 598

  • Monumentum

    Mithras hunting from Dura Europos

    In this fresco from Dura Europos, Mithras is represented as a hunter accompanied by the lion and the serpent.

    TNMM286 – CIMRM 52

  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Santo Stefano Rotondo

    The relief of Mithras killing the bull of Stefano Rotodon preserves part of his polycromy and depicts two unusual figures: Hesperus and an owl.


  • Locus


    Osterburken became a Roman fort on the Limes border around 160 AD.