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Mithraic monuments

Monuments, inscriptions and artefacts related to Mithras and his cult.
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    Tauroctony of Velletri

    The Tauroctony found in Velletri, Rome, bears an inscription from its owner and donor.

    TNMM307 – CIMRM 208, 209

  • Monumentum

    Relief of Mithras, Shapur II and Ardashit II

    This monument depicts Mihr/Mithras watching over the transition of power from Shapur II to Ardashit II, which took place in 379.


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    Mithraeum of Dura Europos

    The most emblematic of the Syrian Mithraea was discovered in 1933 by a team led by the Russian historian Mikhaïl Rostovtzeff.

    TNMM34 – CIMRM 34

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    Slab with inscription by Publilius Ceionius of Cirta

    This inscription shows that Publilius Ceionius, most distinguished man, dedicated a temple to Mithras at Mila, in the modern Constantina, Algeria.

    TNMM772 – CIMRM 129

    Speleum cum [sig]/nis et omamen[tis] / Publilius Ceion[ius] / Caecina Albinu[s v(ir) c(larissimus)].
  • Monumentum

    Randazzo Vecchio

    This marble sculpture from Sicily, known as the Randazzo Vecchio or Rannazzu Vecchiu, contains some essential elements of the Mithraic Aion, the lion-headed god.


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    Tauroctony slab privately owned

    This fine Roman marble slab of the killing bull of Mithras belongs to a private owner, most recently from Los Angeles, USA.


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    Mithraeum of Cirta

    An inscription mentioning a speleum decorated by Publilius Ceionius suggests the location of a mithraeum in Cirta, the capital of Numidia.

    TNMM615 – CIMRM 129

    Speleum cum [sig]/nis et omamen[tis] / Publilius Ceion[ius] / Caecina Albinu[s v(ir) c(larissimus)].
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    Tauroctony sculpture of Villa Borghese

    This sculpture of Mithras killing the bull, which belongs to the Louvre Museum, is currently on display in Varsovia.

    TNMM670 – CIMRM 587

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    Tauroctony of Monreale

    On one of the capitals of the cathedral of Santa Maria Nuova in Monreale, Sicily, an unusual turbaned bull-slaying Mithras has been recorded.


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    Tauroctony of Santo Domingo de Silos

    Mithras slaying the bull appears as the sign of Capricorn in a zodiacal sequence on the Pórtico del Cordero of the Abbey de Santo Domingo de Silos, Burgos, Spain.