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Monuments figurés relatifs aux Mystères de Mithra

Mithraic monuments, temples and other objects related to Mithras, his cult and related subjects.
  • Monumentum

    Altar by Aelius Secundinus of Novaria

    The v in this small altar found in Novaria has been interpreted by some commentators as qualifying Mithras as victorious.

    TNMM622 – CIMRM 704

    From Italy

    [S]acrum Soli / Mit[hr]ae numini / v... inviet(o) deo / [v]isu iussus / Aelius Secundinus.
  • Monumentum

    Inscription of Valerianus Petalus

    In this inscription, found in Angera in Lombardy, Mithras is referred to by the unicum 'adiutor'.

    TNMM621 – CIMRM 717

    From Italy

    D(eo) S(oli) i(nvicto) M(ithrae) / adiutor(i) / Valerian(us) / Petalus v(otum) [s(olvit)].
  • Monumentum

    Altars of two Clarissimi in the Phrygianum of the Vatican

    Both of them were discovered in 1609 in the foundations of the façade of the church of San Pietro, Rome.

    TNMM620 – CIMRM 513, 514

    From Italy

    M(atri) d(eum) m(agnae) I(deae) / et Attidi meno/tyranno conser/vatoribus suis Cae/lius Hilarianus v(ir) c(larissimus) / duodecimbyr (sic!) / urbis Romae / p(ater) s(acrorum) et hieroceryx /...
  • Monumentum

    Colonne with inscription by workers of the pig market

    The inscription included the names of the brotherhood, which are now lost.


    From Italy

    S[oli] i(nvicto) M(ithrae) / et sodalicio eius / actores de foro suario / quorum nomina / [[sequuntur]]…
  • Monumentum

    Mercury of Groß-Gerau

    The statue was dedicated to Mercury Quillenius, an epithet used to refer to a Celtic god or the Greek Kulúvios.


    From Germany

    Mercurio / Quillenio A(ulus) / Ibliomarius / Placidus nego(otiator) / cas(tello) Mat(tiacorum) lanius / v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) l(aetus) m(erito).
  • Mithraeum

    Mithraeum de Biesheim-Kunheim

    The Mithraeum of Biesheim-Kunheim is located near the ancient village of Altkirch, near the Rhin.


    From France

  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Mauls

    The relief of Mithras slaying the bull at Mauls in Gallia cisalpina is a paradigmatic example of the so-called Rhine-type Tauroctony.

    TNMM476 – CIMRM 1400

    From Italy

  • Monumentum

    Fresco of lions at Santa Prisca

    The inscription is above a procession of men carrying animals, bread, a crater and other objects that appear to be in preparation for a feast.

    TNMM498 – CIMRM 481, 482

    From Italy

    Nama Nicephoro leoni; nama Theodoro leoni. Nama Hel[io]doro leoni; Nama Gelasio leoni; Nama Phoebo leoni.
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony relief from Alba Iulia

    This marble relief from Alba Iulia contains numerous scenes from the myth of Mithras.

    TNMM480 – CIMRM 1958, 1959

    From Romania

    D(eo) i(nvicto) M(ithrae) T(itus) Aur(elius) F(abia) (tribu) Marcus vet(eranus) leg(ionis) XIII g(eminae).
  • Monumentum

    Main Tauroctony relief from Dura Europos

    The main relief of Mithras killing the bull from the Mithraeum of Dura Europos includes three persons named Zenobius, Jariboles and Barnaadath.

    TNMM298 – CIMRM 40, 41

    From Syria

    Θεοῦ (sic) Μίθραν ἐπόησεν Ζηνόβιος ὁ καὶ Εἰαειβᾶς Ἰαριβωλέους / στρατεγὸς τοξοτῶν ἔτους δευτέρου πυ̕.