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Gaius Victorius Victorinus

Centurion of the Legio VII Gemina Antoniana Pia Felix who erected the only known mithraeum at Lucus Augusti to date.

 
  • Vista del mitreo de Lugo integrado en el Museo Universitario A Domus do Mitreo

    Vista del mitreo de Lugo integrado en el Museo Universitario A Domus do Mitreo
    Nacho Illán 

  • Granite altar dedicated to Mithras

    Granite altar dedicated to Mithras
    Museo Universitario A Domus do Mitreo 

 

Biography of Gaius Victorius Victorinus

Gaius Victorius Victorinus was a centurion of Legion VII who collected taxes in Lucus Augusti, present-day Lugo, Galicia, Spain. His domus, dated to the 1st century BC, housed the only mithraeum found in the region. However, in the 3rd century he was expropriated and his house was partially destroyed because it was located on the perimeter where the new walls of the city were to be built.

—The New Mithraeum (2022)
Victorinus sitúa en un lugar muy destacado a sus dos libertos, en igualdad con la statio, es decir, la institución de cuya custodia se encarga el destacamento comandado por el centurión. Las razones por las que honra la statio y a sus libertos, que no parecen guardar relación entre sí, nos son desconocidas. Es extraño que celebre en el espacio doméstico la statio y que vincule a sus libertos al espacio público de la statio.

Mitra en Hispania (2020)

His community
in Mitreo de Lugo

 

Mentions

Ara of the Mithraeum of Lugo

Victorius Victorious, centurion of the Legio VII, erected the altar in honour of the Lugo garrison and of the Victorius Secundus and Victor, his freedmen.

Deo / Inuic(to) Mithrae / G(aius) Victorius Vic/torinus (centurio) L(egionis) VII G(emina) / Antonianiae P(iae) F(elicis) / in honorem sta/tionis lucensis / et Victoriorum / Secundi et Vic/toris lib(ertorum) suor/um aram po/suit libenti animo (hedera)
To the undefeated Mithras, Gaius Victorius Victorinus, centurion of Legio VII Gemina Antoniania Pia Felix in honor of the statio at Lucus Augusti and of the Victorius Secundus and Victor, his freedmen, placed this altar willingly.

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Published on 31 Jan 2022

Updated on 13 Nov 2022

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