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Mithraic monuments

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

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    Petrogeny with a sheaf of wheat of Cologne

    In this relief of the rock birth of Mithras, the child sun god holds a bundle of wheat in his left hand instead of the usual torch.


  • Monumentum

    Head of Mithras of Cologne

    This marble head of Mithras was found in the Luxemburgerstrasze in Cologne, Germany.

    TNMM727 – CIMRM 1022

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    Mithräum I von Köln

    The Mithraeum I of Cologne is situated amid a block of buildings. It was impossible to narrowly determine its construction and lay-out.

    TNMM352 – CIMRM 1018

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    Cultic mithraic vase of Zeughausstraße

    The Mithraic vase from Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium in Germany includes Sol-Mithras between Cautes and Cautopates, as well as a serpent, a lion and seven stars.

    TNMM378 – CIMRM 1020

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    Altar without inscription of Bingem

    This small monument without inscription was found in Bingem, Germany.

    TNMM725 – CIMRM 1244

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    Portable tauroctony of Vienna

    This small white marble relief of Mithras as a bullkiller was found in the Botanical Gardens of Vienna in 1950.

    TNMM724 – CIMRM 1650

  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Palazzo Mattei di Giove

    This relief of Mithras as a bullkiller, probably found in Rome, has been part of the Palazzo Mattei collection since at least the end of the 18th century.

    TNMM721 – CIMRM 534

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    Altar of Castlesteads

    Horsley thought that, like some other inscriptions in the Naworth Collection, this altar also had come from Birdoswald.

    TNMM720 – CIMRM 872

    De(o) Soli / (Invi)cto / M(ith)r(a)e M(ar)/cus Liciniu(s) / Ripanus praef(ectus) v(otum) s(olvit).
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Toronto

    This relief of Mithras killing the bull is on display at the Royal Ontario Museum.

    TNMM719 – CIMRM 606

  • Monumentum

    Torchbearer restored as Paris

    This sculpture, probably of Cautopates, now in the Musei Vaticani, was transformed into Paris.

    TNMM718 – CIMRM 507

  • Monumentum

    Torchbearer of Porta Portese

    This is one of the two torchbearers, probably Cautes, transformed into Paris, now in the British Museum.

    TNMM132 – CIMRM 506

  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Santa Prisca

    Even if only a few fragments remain, it is very likely that the main niche of the Mitreo di Santa Prisca contained the usual representation of Mithras killing the bull.

    TNMM717 – CIMRM 479

  • Monumentum

    Oceanus-Saturn of Santa Prisca

    The fragmented tauroctony of the Mitreo di Santa Prisca rests on the naked figure of a bearded man, probably Ocean or Saturn.

    TNMM716 – CIMRM 478

  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Capri

    It is not certain that the marble relief of Mithras killing the bull was found on Capri, in the cave of Matromania, where a Mithraeum could have been established.

    TNMM715 – CIMRM 172

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    Mithréum d’Angers

    The Mithraeum or Angers contained numerous objects, including coins, oil lamps and a ceramic vessel engraved with a votive inscription to the invincible god Mithras.


  • Monumentum

    Inscription of Hermes to Silvanus

    This inscription, found in the Mitreo della Planta Pedis, among some other monuments in Ostia, suggests a link between Mithras and Silvanus.

    TNMM626 – CIMRM 276

    Silvano / sancto / sacrum / Hermes / M. Iuli Eunici.
  • Monumentum

    Painted tauroctony of Rome

    This unusual mural depicting Mithras killing the bull was found near the Colosseum in 1668.

    TNMM714 – CIMRM 337

  • Monumentum

    Inscription of Flavius Antistianus from Rome

    This inscription was dedicated to God Cautes by a certain Flavius Antistianus, Pater Patrorum in Rome.

    TNMM713 – CIMRM 336

    Deo Caute / Flavius Antistianus / v(ir) e(gregius) de decem primis pater patrum.
  • Monumentum

    Mosaic of Fructus from the Mitreo del Sabazeo

    The mosaic bears an inscription indicating the name of the owner.

    TNMM490 – CIMRM 301

    Fruc[tus ?] / (s)uis in/pendis / consum/mavit.
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    Tauroctony of Ruše

    This relief of Mithras tauroctonus and other finds were discovered in 1845 in Ruše, where a Mithraeum probably existed.

    TNMM710 – CIMRM 1447, 1448

    M(arcus) Porcius / Verus / proc(urator) Aug(usti) / me / pos/uit.