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  • Monumentum

    Aion relief of Mitreo Fagan

    This white marble relief depicting a lion-headed figure from Ostia is now exposed at the Musei Vaticani.

    TNMM440 – CIMRM 314, 315

    C. Valerius Heracles pat[e]r e[t] an[tis]/tes dei iu[b]enis inconrupti So[l]is invicti Mithra[e / c]ryptam palati concessa[m] sibi a M. Aurelio / . . . De Rossi supplies: Commodo Antonino Aug(usto).
  • Monumentum

    Inscription of Tellius Agatho in Mitreo delle Sette Sfere

    This inscription found in the Mithraeum of the Seven Spheres mentions the Pater Marco Aemiliio Epaphrodito known from other monuments in Ostia.

    TNMM487 – CIMRM 248, 249

    L(ucius) Tullius Agatho / deo Inuicto Soli / Mithrae aram d(ono) d(edit) / eanque (sic) dedicauit ob / honore(m) dei, M(arco) Aemilio / Epaphrodito, patre.
  • Monumentum

    Aion of Mitreo Fagan

    The marble Aion from the lost Mithraeum Fagan, Ostia, now presides the entrance to the Vatican Library.

    TNMM116 – CIMRM 312, 313

    C. Valeri/us Heracles pat(er) / et C(aii) Valerii / Vitalis et Nico/mes sacerdo/tes s(ua) p(e)c(unia) p(o)s(ue)r(unt). / D(e)d(icatum) idi(bus) aug(ustis) im(peratore) / Com(odo) / VI et / Septi/miano…
  • Monumentum

    Inscription of Fructosus in Ostia

    The inscription is carved into two pieces of marble cornice.

    TNMM450 – CIMRM 228

    [L. Ag]rius Fructosus patron(us) corp(orationis) s[tupp(atorum), te]mpl(um) et spel(aeum) Mit(hrae) a solo sua pec(unia) feci(t)
  • Liber

    The Cult of Mithras in Late Antiquity. Development, Decline and Demise ca. A.D. 270-430 (2018)

    In The Cult of Mithras in Late Antiquity David Walsh explores how the cult of Mithras developed across the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. and why by the early 5th century the cult had completely disappeared. Contrary to the traditional narrative that the cult…
  • Liber

    Guida dei mitrei della Roma antiqua. Dai misteriosi sotterranei della capitale. Oro, incenso e mithra (1999)

    l Mitraismo è, tra le religioni antiche di epoca romana, quella che più incuriosisce. Il motivo va ricercato nella grande quantità di nessi in comune con il Cristianesimo. Attraverso una attenta analisi, approfondita e assai mirata, Carlo Pavia è rius…
  • Syndexios

    Quintus Petronius Felix Marsus

    Syndexios in Ostia, his name Marsus suggests that he was a snake-charmer.
  • Syndexios

    Gaius Valerius Heracles

    Pater and priest of the Fagan Mithtraeum with several monuments to his name.
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony marble from Mitreo Fagan

    This sculpture of Mithras killing the bull was dedicated to the ’incomprehensible god’ by a certain priest called Gaius Valerius Heracles.

    TNMM106 – CIMRM 310, 311

    Sig(num) imdeprehensivilis dei G(aius) Valerius Heracles sacerdos s(ua) p(ecunia) p(osuit). L(ucius) Sextius Karus et.
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of the Mitreo delle Sette Sfere

    The relief of Mithras slaying the bull from the Mithraeum of the Seven Spheres was discovered in 1802 by Petirini by order of Pope Pius VII.

    TNMM144 – CIMRM 245, 246

    A. Decimius A(uli) f(ilius) Pal(atina) Decimianus s(ua) p(ecunia) restituit. // A. Decimius A(uli) f(ilius) Pal(atina) Decimianus aedem / cum suo pronao ipsumque deum solem Mithra / et marmoribus e…