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Mithraic monuments

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

    Mithräum I von Güglingen

    Mithraeum I in Güglingen, Landkreis Heilbronn (Baden-Württemberg).


  • Monumentum

    Mithras with the bow

    A statue of Mithras with a bow was found on the pit of the Mithraeum of Dieburg.

    TNMM311 – CIMRM 1249

  • Monumentum

    Incensiary vessel of Dieburg

    The vessel to burn incense from the Mithraeum of Dieburg is similar to those found in other Roman cities of Germany.

    TNMM409 – CIMRM 1269

  • Monumentum

    Male figure with offerings from Dieburg

    A standing half naked man makes offerings to an altar while holding a cornucopia in his other hand.

    TNMM412 – CIMRM 1255, 1256

    D(eo) I(nvicto) M(ithrae) // Priscinius Sedulius / Primulus fratres / v(otum) s(olverunt) l(ibentes) l(aeti) m(erito).
  • Monumentum

    Statue of a mother goddess with child

    This unusual statue in Mithraic iconography of a mother nursing a child was found in the vestibule of the Mithraeum of Dieburg.

    TNMM647 – CIMRM 1262

  • Monumentum

    Altar of Hermadio from Tibiscum

    This altar was erected by Hermadio, who also signed other monuments in Dacia and even in Rome.

    TNMM579 – CIMRM 2153

    S(oli) I(nvicto) N(umini) M(ithrae) / pro salute / P(ubli) Ael(i) Mari / Hermadio / act(or) Turran(i) / Dii v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito).
  • Monumentum

    Iron sword and crown of Güglingen

    Several iron fragments found in the second mithraeum of Güglingen may have been used during mithraic ceremonies.


  • Monumentum

    Taurcotony of Nesce

    The relief of Mithras slaying the bull of Nersae includes several episodes from the exploits of the solar god.

    TNMM420 – CIMRM 650, 651

    Apronianus rei p(ublicae) ark(arius) sua pecunia fecit.
  • Monumentum

    Altar of Rufius Caeionius Sabinus

    In this 4th-century Roman altar, the senator Rufius Caeionius Sabinus defines himself as Pater of the sacred rites of the unconquered Mithras, having undergone the taurobolium.

    TNMM756 – CIMRM 522

    M(atri) d(eorum) m(agnae) I(daeae) et Attidi Menoturanno s(acrum). Nobilis in causis forma celsusq(ue) Sabinus Hie pater Invieti mystica victor habet, Sermo duos...... reservans Consimiles aufert…
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    Heliodromus inscription of Cerveteri

    This inscription by a certain Memmius Placidus is the first ever found signed by a Heliodromus.


    [Deo Soli Invic]/[to Mi]thrae / [Mem]mius Pla/cidus helio/dromus sacr/atus a Curtio / Iuvenale patre / votum [solvit] / [libens merito].