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Altar with inscription and symbolic figures from Ptuj

This altar from Ptuj, present-day Poetovio, is decorated with various Mithraic animals such as a tortoise, a cock and a crow and other objects.
 
 
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19 Jan 2022
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  • Altar with inscription and symbolic figures from Ptuj

    Altar with inscription and symbolic figures from Ptuj
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  • Altar from Ptuj (left side)

    Altar from Ptuj (left side)
    Ortolf Harl via Lupa.at 

  • Altar from Ptuj (left side)

    Altar from Ptuj (left side)
    Ortolf Harl via Lupa.at 

  • Altar from Ptuj (left side)

    Altar from Ptuj (left side)
    Ortolf Harl via Lupa.at 

 

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Votive altar in white marble (H. 0.84 Br. 0.38 D. 0.305), found near 6. Inv. No. XXXXVII.

The upper part of the altar is decorated with arches. On the l. side a cock is perched on a tortoise; on the r. side a raven upon a bow, a Phrygian cap and a dagger. Above its head a star. In the front an inscription:

CIMRM 1497

CIL III 1435427

L.H. 0.025-0.03.

Invict(o) Mithrae / et transitu dei / Theodorus p(ublici) p(ortorii) / scrut(ator) stat(ionis) Poet(ovionensis) / ex visu.

Gurlitt in JOAI 1899, 97f No. 6 with fig.
 
 

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