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Mithraic monuments

Monuments, inscriptions and artefacts related to Mithras and his cult.
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    Mithraeum VI of Aquincum

    A sixth temple dedicated to Mithras has been identified for the first time in the military sector of the ancient Roman city of Aquincum.

    TNMM760

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    Mithraeum II of Aquincum in Victorinus’s house

    This temple of Mithras in Aquincum was located within the private house of the decurio Marcus Antonius Victorinus.

    TNMM84 – CIMRM 1750, 1751

  • Monumentum

    Engraved column by Maximus of Dura Europos

    A certain Maximus from the Legio IV Scythica engraved his name in one of the columns of the Mithraeum of Dura Europos.

    TNMM759 – CIMRM 62

    Nam[a] / Maximus / scen[i]co / leg(ionis) IIII Sc(ythicae).
  • Monumentum

    Two-sided relief from Konjic

    The mithraic relief of Konjic shows a Tauroctony in one side and a ritual meal in the other.

    TNMM259 – CIMRM 1896

    Deo Soli inv[ict]o Meter[ae].
  • Monumentum

    Frescoes with standing figures of Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

    The frescoes depict several figures dressed in different garments associated with the Mithraic degrees.

    TNMM104 – CIMRM 268

  • Monumentum

    Cautes of the mitreo di Santa Prisca

    The marble statue of Cautes, found in the Mithraeum of Santa Prisca, was originally a Mercury.

    TNMM758 – CIMRM 477

  • Monumentum

    Mithraic stele from Alba Iulia

    Mithraic stele, from Alba Iulia, Romania, with inscription.

    TNMM257 – CIMRM 1937

    D(eo) S(oli) I(nvicto) M(ithrae) / pro salute inc/o{t}lumitate M(arci) Aur(eli) / Timotei et Aur(eli) M/aximi votum nun/cupavit solvitque / Euthyces eorum lib(ertus) / retulit.
  • Mithraeum

    Mitreo della domus dei capitelli

    Archaeologists discovered the 20th temple dedicated to Mithras in Ostia during the restoration of the domus del capitello di stucco in 2022.

    TNMM757

  • Monumentum

    Mosaics from Mitreo degli Animali

    Several figures related to the Mysteries of Mithras are depicted on the mosaics of the Mithraeum of the Animals.

    TNMM168 – CIMRM 279

  • Monumentum

    Altar of Tihaljina

    This altar, discovered in Grude, near Tihaljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, bears an inscription by Pinnes, a soldier of the Cohors Prima Belgica.

    TNMM754 – CIMRM 1889

    D(eo) I(nvicto) M(ithrae) a[c Ge]/niis sac[r(orum)] / Augusto[r(um)] / Rus(---) Pin(nes) mi/les / co(hortis) prim(ae) / Bel(garum) immunis / libens merito / posuit.