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Monumentum

Petrogenia of Aquincum

In Aquincum petrogenia, Mithras holds the usual dagger and torch as he emerges from the rock.
 
 
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22 Jul 2009
Updated on 16 Jan 2022
 
Nacimiento de Mitra del Mitreo de Victorinus, Aquincum.

Nacimiento de Mitra del Mitreo de Victorinus, Aquincum.
A. Pegler.

 

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Limestone relief (H 0.98. Br 0.55) depicting Mithras' rockbirth. Mithras, naked and emerging from the rock to mid-thigh, holds a burning torch in his upraised left hand and a dagger in his right. The rock is surrounded by a serpent who raises its head towards the god.
 
 

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Mithraeum of Aquincum II in Victorinus's house

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Inscriptions to Cautes and Cautopates of Aquincum

These two inscriptions appear on two statue bases of the Mithraeum II of Aquincum.

Second petrogey of Aquincum

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