Monumentum

Plaque with the list of worshippers of Virunum

The bronze bears the dedication of a restoration of a Mithraeum carried out in 183.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
31 Dec 2021
Updated on 30 Oct 2022
 
  • Plaque with list of Mithraic fellows from Virunum

    Plaque with list of Mithraic fellows from Virunum
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Drawing of the plaque with list of Mithraic fellows from Virunum

    Drawing of the plaque with list of Mithraic fellows from Virunum
    Gernot Piccottini via Tertullian.org 

 

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This large bronze plaque, discovered being reused in the floor of a private dwelling, where it had been carefully placed in the ground with the inscribed face down, bears the dedication for a restoration of a Mithraeum, undertaken in 183 C.E. after it had collapsed, along with a list (album) of members of the Mithraic community at the time.

The original temple must have been constructed during the second third of the 2nd century, perhaps in the area west of the urban area of Virunum, the provincial capital of Noricum.
 
 

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Mithraeum of Virunum

A bronze plaque records the existence of a mithraeum at Virunum that collapsed and was rebuilt by members of the community.

Inscription of the praeses Aurelius Hermodorus

This marble gives some details of the reconstruction of the Virunum Mithraeum.

 

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