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Mithraic monuments

Monuments, inscriptions and artefacts related to Mithras and his cult.
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  • Mithraeum

    Mithräum von Reichweiler

    AKA Mithräum von Schwarzerden.


  • Monumentum

    Tabula ansata from Brigetio

    The tablet shows a dedication by a Roman soldier.

    TNMM252 – CIMRM 1739

    Deo Invicto / Ulpius Sabinus / miles legio/nis primae / (A)diutricis.
  • Mithraeum

    Mithräum II von Güglingen

    Two Mithras sanctuaries, which were located on the edge of the settlement, were excavated in Güglingen.


  • Monumentum

    Fresco of procession of grades at Santa Prisca

    Procession of figures dressed in different ways with inscriptions calling them by the seven grades of the Mithraic initiation cult.

    TNMM115 – CIMRM 480

    Nama [patribus] / ab oriente / ad occiden[tem] / tutela Saturni; Nama H[eliodro]mis / tut[la]a S[ol]is; Nama Persis / tutela Lunae; Nama l[e]on[i-]b[us] / tutela Iovis; Nama militibus / tutela Mart[is…
  • Mithraeum

    Mitreo de Cabra

    The Mithraeum of Cabra is located in the Villa del Mitra, which owes its name to the discovery in 1951 of a Mithras tauroctonus in the remains of the Roman villa.


  • Monumentum

    Plaque of Astorga

    This slab dedicated to the invincible god, Serapis and Isis by Claudius Zenobius was found in 1967 in the walls of the city of Astorga, Spain.


    Invicto Deo / Serapidi et / Isidi / Cl(audius) Zenobius / Proc(urator) Aug(usti).
  • Mithraeum

    Mithräum von Schwarzerden

    The Mithraeum of Schwarzerden was carved on the rock.

    TNMM90 – CIMRM 1280

  • 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

    Intaglio with Tauroctony from The Met

    This small magical jasper gem shows Sol in a quadrigra on the recto and Mithras as a bull slayer on the verso.

    TNMM769 – CIMRM 2361

  • Mithraeum

    Mithraeum of Burham

    To date, there is no evidence that the so-called Mithraeum of Burham was ever used to worship the sun god.

    TNMM592 – CIMRM 808