Tauroctony of Dragus

The tauroctonic relief from Dragus includes a naked flying figure that Vermaseren has identified as Phosporus or Lucifer.
13 Aug 2021
Updated on 16 Jan 2022
Tauroctony of Dragus

Tauroctony of Dragus
S. Nemeti


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The relief from Dragu has a height of 32–41 cm, a length of 50 cm and a width of 2.5–6.5 cm thus being part of medium sized votive monuments that form the mithraic repertoire from Dacia. The material is tuff stone. The existence of the relief is not proof strong enough for the existence of a sanctuary or a mithraic community in Dragu, the same case is valid for several settlements with Roman finds from