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Aulus Aemilius Antoninus

The pater Aulus Aemilianus Antoninus dedicated an altar to Cautes in the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte.

  • Interior view of the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

    Interior view of the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-NC-SA) 

  • Cippi with an inscription from Mitreo.

    Cippi with an inscription from Mitreo. / Marchesini 2013 


Biography of Aulus Aemilius Antoninus

Marcus Lollianus Callinicus in 126c, 127, 128; Caius Lucretius Menander in 130a; and Aulus Aemilius Antoninus in 139c. It should be noticed that in two cases these devotees are mentioned as pater using the eponymous form (127, 128) just seen in Umbrian cases and that in other two cases they are referred to with likely the same eponymous intention with the phrase ob honorem (130a, 137b). It is quite puzzling on the other hand the absence of the use of the term prosidens/praesidens. He appears also simply mentioned as pater in inscription 137b.

—Vittoria Canciani (2022) Archaeological Evidence of the Cult of Mithras in Ancient Italy

His community
in Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte


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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.

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

A(ulus) Aemi / lius An/toninus / pater / Cauti
The pater Aulus Aemilianus Antoninus. To Cautes.

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Published on 31 Jan 2023



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