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Cippus from the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

These small monuments bear the inscriptions of two of the brothers involved in the Mithras cult at the Mithraeum of the Painted Walls.
The New Mithraeum
31 Jan 2023
Cippi with an inscription from Mitreo.

Cippi with an inscription from Mitreo. / Marchesini 2013


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Marble cippus with inscription (H. 0.305 Br. 0.12-0.65).
L.H. 0.013-0.021.

C. Caelius E[r]/meros / antis/tes h[ui]/us loc[i] / fecit / s(ua) p(ecunia).

The name of C. Caelius Ermeros occurs also in the Mithraeum of the Palazzo Imperiale (No. 255), dating from 162 A.D. The same person was therefore a priest in two sanctuaries, probably he founded this new community.

Becatti, 67 and PI. XIII, 1.

Small marble cippus.
A. Aemi/lius An / ...…ius.

Becatti, 67.

Related monuments

Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

The House of the Mithraeum of the Painted Walls was built in the second half of the 2nd century BC (opus incertum) and modified during the Augustan period.

Frescoes with standing figures of Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

The painting depicts various mythical Mithraic figures as well as characters related to the degrees.

Altar with inscription of Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

The marble inscription mentions Caelius Ermeros as antistes of this place.


Inscription of Lucius Sempronius

Slab marble indicates that Lucius Sempronius has donated a throne to the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte.