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Round Tauroctony of Split

The round relief of Mithras killing the bull of Split is surrounded by a circle with Sun, Moon, Saturn and some unusual animals.
28 Aug 2021
Round relief of Split

Round relief of Split


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Small relief in marble (diam. 0.22 D. 0.03-0.035) found at Salona (Solina) in 1908 between 'materiale d'ingombro amassato nel grosso delle mura perimetrali e dietro la stessa, che vanno a S. Ovest della strada erariale per Trau fina alia trincea ferroviaria e precisamente di quel tratto di queste mura antiche della città di Salona'. Split, Archaeological Museum. Inv. No. 413D.

In a circle the scene of Mithras as a bullkiller. The god looks at the raven which is perched on his flying cloak. The serpent holds the head near the wound; the scorpion is in the usual place; no dog.

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