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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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  • Monumentum

    Relief of Mithras, Shapur II and Ardashit II

    This monument depicts Mihr/Mithras watching over the transition of power from Shapur II to Ardashit II, which took place in 379.

    From Iran

  • Monumentum

    Inscription of the Olympius for a Leo

    The inscription explains the transmission of the fourth Mithraic degree through the Paters of the Mitraeum of San Silvestro.

    CIMRM 400

    From Italy

    Constantio VIllI et Iuliano II con[s(ulibus)] / Nonius Victor Olympius v(ir) c(larissimus) p(ater) p(atrum) / et Aur(elius) Victor Augentius v(ir) [c(larissimus)] pater / tradiderunt leontica IIII...
  • Monumentum

    Bronze medallion from Gordian III with tauroctony

    The bronze medallion, from Cilicia, shows Mithras Tauroctonus on the revers.

    CIMRM 27

    From Turkey

    Τάρσου μητροπόλεως. Α(ύτονόυ) μ(ητρόπόλεως) Κ(ιλιχίας) γ(ράμματι) β(ουλής).
  • Monumentum

    Medallions with Mithras from Trapezus

    These bronze medallions associates the image of several Roman emperors with that of Mithras, usually as a rider, in the province Pontus.

    From Turkey

  • Mithraeum

    Mitreo del Palazzo Imperiale

    A mosaic by Silvanus, dated to the time of Commodus, was found in a niche in a nearby room of the Mithraeum in the Imperial Palace at Ostia.

    CIMRM 250, 251

    From Italy

  • Monumentum

    Aion of Mitreo Fagan

    The marble Aion from the lost Mithraeum Fagan, Ostia, now presides the entrance to the Vatican Library.

    CIMRM 312, 313

    From Italy

    C. Valeri/us Heracles pat(er) / et C(aii) Valerii / Vitalis et Nico/mes sacerdo/tes s(ua) p(e)c(unia) p(o)s(ue)r(unt). / D(e)d(icatum) idi(bus) aug(ustis) im(peratore) / Com(odo) / VI et /...
  • Monumentum

    Altar to Mithras at the Walters Art Museum

    This altar bears an inscription to the health of the emperor Commodus by a certain Marcus Aurelius, his father and two other fellows.

    CIMRM 510

    From Italy

    Soli Invicto / Mithrae / pro salute Commod(i) / Antonini Aug(usti) domin(i) n(ostri) / M(arcus) Aurel(ius) Stertinius / Carpus una cum Carpo / proc(uratore) k(astrensi) patre et Her/mioneo et Balbino...
  • Monumentum

    Gnostic amulet with Mithras monogram

    This silver amulet depicts Abraxas on one side and the first verses of the Book of Genesis in Hebrew on the other.

  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony from the Mithräum von Heddernheim

    This relief is so well-known that it has been reproduced in nearly every handbook of archaeology and of history of religions.

    CIMRM 1083

    From Germany

  • Monumentum

    Two-sided relief from Rückingen

    This remarkable double-sided relief depicts the myth of Mithras and the Tauroctony on one side, and a scene of Mithras the hunter and the banquet of Mithras and the Sol on the other.

    CIMRM 1137

    From Germany

  • Mithraeum

    Mithraeum of the Baths of Caracalla

    The Mitreo delle terme di Caracalla is one of the largest temple devoted to Mithras found in Rome so far.

    CIMRM 457

    From Italy

  • Monumentum

    Intaglio with Tauroctony from Munich

    This heliotrope gem, depicting Mithras slaying the bull, dates from the 2nd-3rd century, but was reused as an amulet in the 13th century.

    From Germany

  • Monumentum

    Intaglio with Mithras and Kabiros

    This intaglio with Mithras killing the bull on one side and Kabiros on the other was probably used as a magical amulet.

    CIMRM 2366

    From Germany

  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Ottavio Zeno

    The relief of Mithras slaying the bull by Ottavio Zeno is lost, but two tablets of Cautes and Cautopates, which were part of the same ensemble, has been exposed at the Louvre.

    CIMRM 335

    From Italy

  • Monumentum

    Intaglio of Abraxas with Mithras inscription

    Gnostic amulet found Ancient Agora of Athens depicting Abraxas on one side and a mithraic inscription on the other

    From Greece

    AΔWNAIE ABPACAE AEHIOYW IAW CABAWΘ
  • Monumentum

    Intaglio with Tauroctony and Lion with bee

    This intaglio portrays Mithra slaying the bull on one side, and a lion with a bee, around seven stars, and inscription, on the other.

    CIMRM 2354

    From Italy

    CHMEA, KANTEV, KONTEV, KONTEV, KHPIΔEV, ΔAPVNKW, ΛVKVNΣ
  • Monumentum

    Syncretistic amulet Abraxas-Mithras

    This syncretic amulet depicting Abraxas and the word MIΘPAZ was once displayed in the Cappello Museum of Venice.

    From Italy

  • Monumentum

    Intaglio with Mithras and Abraxas at the Walters Art Museum

    This unusual piece depicts Mithras slaying the bull on one side and the Gnostic god Abraxas on the other.

    CIMRM 2364

    From Italy

    ιαω
  • Monumentum

    Intaglio of chalcedony at the BnF

    This intaglio depicting Mithras killing the bull is preserved at the Bibliothèque national de France.

  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of the Villa Borghese

    This relief of Mithras slaying the bull was erected in Piazza del Campidoglio, moved to Villa Borghese and is now in the Louvre Museum.

    CIMRM 415, 416

    From Italy

    Nama Sebesio. / Deo Soli invict[o] Mitrhe (sic!) / C(aii) Aufidii Ianuarius [et…] Nam/a/ ne CS