He erected one of the last known mithraea on his property.
Biography of Materninius Faustinus
- Materninius Faustinus was a Corax of the Mithräum von Gimmeldingen.
- Active circa 325 in Germania superior (Gallia).
Materninius Faustinus built on his property one of the last known to date. He also ordered the construction of several of the monuments that decorated his temple, including the main tauroctonic relief. In two of the inscriptions found, Materninius is mentioned as Carax (Corax), i.e. the first grade of the Mithraic scale. The sanctuary, called fanum, was consecrated by a Pater by the name of Potentianus.
—The New Mithraeum 2022.
in Mithräum von Gimmeldingen
Altar of a Corax from Gimmeldingen
Corax Materninius Faustinus dedicated other monuments found in the same Mithraeum in Gimmeldingen.
Inscription of Corax Materninius Faustinus of Gimmeldingen
The inscription was located at the base of the main Tauroctony of the Gimmeldingen Mithraeum
Fanus (sic) consacrat(us) / per Potentianum / patrem co(n)s(ulibus) / Paulino et Iuliano /l(ibens) l(aetus) m(erito).