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Monuments figurés relatifs aux Mystères de Mithra

Monuments, temples and other objects related to Mithras, his cult and related subjects.
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    Inscription with Cautes and Cautopates of Steklen

    An unusual feature of this very ancient relief is that Cautopates carries a cockerel upside down, while Cautes carries it right-side up.

    CIMRM 2268, 2269

    Deo / Melichrisus / P. Caragoni / Philopalaestri
  • Monumentum

    Inscription of Santi Marcellino e Pietro al Laterano

    This inscription mentions a Pater for the first known time.

    CIMRM 362

    From Italy

    Soli / invicto Mithrae / T. Flavius Aug(usti) lib(ertus) Hyginus / Ephebianus / d(onum) d(edit). Ἡλίῳ Μίθραι / Τ(ίτος) Φλάουιος Ὑγεῖος / διὰ Λολλίου...
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony 593

    This is the earliest known sculpture of a Roman Mithraic tauroctony.

    CIMRM 593, 594

    From Italy

    Alcimus T. Cl(audi) Liviani ser(vus) vilic(us) S(oli) M(ithrae) v(otum) s(olvit) d(onum) d(edit)
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    Mitreo del Caseggiato di Diana

    The Mithraeum of the House of Diana was installed in two Antonine halls, northeast corner of the House of Diana, in the late 2nd or early 3rd century.

    CIMRM 216

    From Italy

  • Monumentum

    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.

    CIMRM 269, 270

    From Italy

    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
  • Monumentum

    Altar at Caseggiato di Diana

    This altar was originally consecrated to Hercules and was rededicated to Mithras by Callinicus in the Mithraeum of the House of Diana.

    CIMRM 219, 220

    From Italy

    M. Lollianus / Callinicus pater / aram deo / do(num) de(dit)
  • Monumentum

    Fragment with inscription to Arimanius Casa di Diana

    The image of the god Arimanius to which this monument refers has not yet been found.

    CIMRM 221, 222

    From Italy

    M(arco) Lolliano Callinico patre / Q. Petronius Felix Marsus / [..]L (?) signum Arimanium do(o) ded(it) d(edicavit).
  • Mithraeum

    Mitreo dei Serpenti

    The Mithraeum of the Snakes preserves paintings of serpents, representing Genius Loci, part of an older private sanctuary, which were respected in the temple of Mithras.

    CIMRM 294

    From Italy

  • Monumentum

    Altar by Hermanio of Poetovio

    A certain Hermanio has been identified in the dedication of several monuments in different cities in Dacia and even in Rome.

    From Slovenia

    Cauti // pro salute Fl(avi) / Hermadionis / et Aviti Syriac(i) / et filiorum / Felix libert(us)
  • Mithraeum

    Mithraeum I of Ptuj

    The Mithraeum I of Ptuj contains the foundation, altars, reliefs and cult imagery found in it.

    CIMRM 1487

    From Slovenia

  • Monumentum

    Altar 2 of Tibiscum by Hermadio

    This altar was erected by Hermadio, who also signed other monuments in Dacia and even in Rome.

    From Romania

    Libero Patri / pro salute Mar(ci) / Turrani Dii et / [F]l(aviae)(?) Aeliae Nices / M(arcus) Turran(ius) / Patroclus ex / voto
  • Monumentum

    Altar of Tibiscum by Hermadio

    This altar was erected by Hermadio, who also signed other monuments in Dacia and even in Rome.

    CIMRM 2153

    From Romania

  • Monumentum

    Altar of Sarmizegetusa by Hermadio

    This altar was erected by Hermadio, who also signed other monuments in Dacia and even in Rome.

    CIMRM 2146

    From Romania

    Soli In/victo M/it(h)rae Ani/ceto Her/madio / votum / solvit / l(ibens) m(erito)
  • Monumentum

    Mithras triumphant over the Sun

    Fresco du Mithraeum de Hawarte, Syria, depicts Mithras' victory over the Sun.

    From Syria

  • Monumentum

    Grand camée de France

    Some authors have speculated that the flying figure dressed in oriental style and holding a globe could be Mithras.

    From Turkey

  • Monumentum

    Lion-headed figure of Mérida

    The lion-headed figure, Aion, from Mérida, wears oriental knickers fastened at the waist by a cinch strap.

    CIMRM 776

    From Spain

  • Monumentum

    Aion gold figurine from Geneva

    This small golden figurine seems to represent the Mithraic god Aion, as usual surrounded by a serpent.

    From Italy

  • Monumentum

    Aion of Orazio Muti

    This monument has been identified from 'Memorie di varie antichità trovate in diversi luoghi della città di Roma', a book by Flaminio Vacca of 1594.

    From Italy

  • Mithraeum

    Mithraeum de Vienne

    Emperor Julian may have been initiated into the cult of the god Mithras at the Mithraeum of Vienne, France, according to Turcan.

    CIMRM 901, 904

    From France

    Deo Cau/te
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    Mithraeum of Strasbourg

    Lors de la construction de l’église Saint-Paul en 1911, un mithraeum a été mis au jour à Koenigshoffen/Königshoffen, vicus gallo-romain situé aux abords du camp légionnaire de Strasbourg-Argentorate.

    CIMRM 1335

    From France