Monumentum

Bronze plaque of Sisak

This small bronze tabula ansata was dedicated to Mithras by two brothers, probably not related by blood.
 
 
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16 Jan 2022
Updated on 29 Jan 2022
 
Bronze tabula ansata of Sisak

Bronze tabula ansata of Sisak
The New Mithraeum / Olivier-Antoine Reÿnès (CC BY-SA)

 

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This small, bronze tabula ansata was at some point extracted from the bed of the Kupa River, which flowed by the ancient city of Siscia, in Pannonia Superior. It bears an ex-voto naming two worshippers:

D(eo) i(nvicto) M(ithrae) / Aurelius Heraclides / et Agathopus fra/tres v(otum) s(olverunt) l(ibentes) m(erito).

To the invincible god Mithras, Aurelius Heraclides and Agathopus, brothers, have fulfilled a vow willingly and deservedly.

Both individuals bear a Greek name, which does not imply that they themselves were of Greek or Eastern origin.
 
 

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