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Mithraic monuments

Monuments, inscriptions and artefacts related to Mithras and his cult.
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    Mitreo di Ponza

    The Mithraeum of Ponza was discovered in 1866. It contained the remains of a zodiac investigated by Vermaseren in 1989.


  • Monumentum

    Zodiac stucco of Ponza

    Solis invicti Mithrae studiosus astrologiae who was at the same time ’caelo devotus et astris’.


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this relief of Mithras as bull slayer, recorded in 1562 in the collection of A. Magarozzi, Cautes and Cautopates have been replaced by trees still bearing the torches.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

    Altar to Transitus from Sárkeszi

    This is one of the altars erected by Septimius Valentinus, in this case, to the transitus of Mithras.

    TNMM768 – CIMRM 1811

    Tra(n)sit[u D(ei)] / Sep(timius) Va/lenti/nus / opt(io).
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Sárkeszi

    In this relief found in the Sárkeszi Mithraeum, Cautes and Cautopates hold an Amazon shield.


  • Mithraeum

    Mithraeum of Sárkeszi

    The Sárkeszi mithraeum is unusual for its large dimensions and its semicircular eastern wall.


  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Dardagan

    The relief of Mithras killing the bull, found near Zvornik in Bosnia and Herzegovina, features some variations on the usual scene.


  • Mithraeum

    Mithräum von Trier

    The Trier Mithräum was discovered during work on the city’s new fire station. The findings included a Cautes limestone relief.


  • Monumentum

    Petrogeny with hand on head from Nida

    This sculpture of Mithras being born from a rock is unique in the position of the hands.


  • Mithraeum

    Mithräum von Mundelsheim

    The two altars found in the Mithraeum of Mundelsheim one of Sol and the other of Luna, are exposed in situ.