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Altar to a Perses of S. Silvestro in Capite

This monument was erected on the occasion of the elevation of a member to the Mithraic grade of Perses.
 
 
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9 Mar 2022
 
 

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Lost altar dated from 4th and 16 April 358, found in the 15th century in the Mitreo S. Silvestro in Capite.

Datiano et Cereale cons(ulibus) / Nonius Victor Olympius v(ir) cl(arissimus) p(ater) p(atrum) [et] / Aur(elius) Victor Augentius v(ir) c(larissimus) p(ater) / tradiderunt Persica pri(die) non(as) april(es) / fel(iciter). / Consulibus s(upra) sc(riptis) tradiderunt [h]eliaca / XVI kal(endas) ma/i(as) / felic(iter).

358 A.D.
CIL VI 750; MMM II No.8.
 
 

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