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Monuments figurés relatifs aux Mystères de Mithra

Monuments, temples and other objects related to Mithras, his cult and related subjects.
  • Monumentum

    Intaglio of Mithras Tauroctonus at the Walters Art Museum

    This ancient carnelian intaglio mounted in gold depicts Mithras slaying the bull surrounded by his companions Cautes and Cautopates.

    CIMRM 2367

    From Greece

  • Mithraeum

    Mitreo della Piazza Dante

    The Mithraeum located in Piazza Dante in Rome was discovered in 1874 along with a series of monuments dedicated by a Pater named Primus.

    CIMRM 349

    From Italy

  • Monumentum

    Cautopates in the Walters Art Museum

    This fragmentary relief shows Cautopates bordered by three of the six zodiacal signs with which He is associated: Capricorn, Sagittarius and Scorpio.

    From Italy

  • Monumentum

    Bronze plaque of Mithras slaying the bull

    Mithras Tauroctony on bronze exposed at the Metropolitan Museum of New York.

  • Monumentum

    Plaque with the list of worshippers of Virunum

    The bronze bears the dedication of a restoration of a Mithraeum carried out in 183.

    From Austria

    D(eo) i(nvicto) M(ithrae) pro salute imp(eratoris) [[Commodi]] Auglustil pii / qui templum vii conlapsum impendio suo restituerunt / et mortalitat8is) causa convener(unt) / Marullo et Aeliano...
  • Monumentum

    Altar of Kalkar

    This altar found at ancient Burginatum is the northernmost in situ Mithraic find on the continent.

    From Germany

    D(eo) I(nvicto) I(mperatori) / Ulp(ius) ( Am(---) · ( p(ater) / s(acrorum) aes · ex ius-su · ip·sius
  • Monumentum

    Altar with inscription from Baetulo

    This altar was dedicated to Cautes by a certain Lucius in Baetulo (Badalona), near Barcino (Barcelona).

    From Spain

    K(auti) deo / L(ucius) Valer(ius) Monteius / v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito).
  • Monumentum

    Altar of Carrawburgh by Antonius Proculus

    One of the three altars to Mithras found at the Mithraeum of Carrawburgh fort.

    CIMRM 845

    From United Kingdom

    Deo Inv(icto) M(ithrae) / L(ucius) Antonius / Proculus / praef(ectus) coh(ortis) I Bat(avorum) Antoninianae / v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito).
  • Monumentum

    Altar of Merida consecrated by Marcus Valerius Secundus

    This altar is dedicated to the birth of Mithras by a frumentarius of the Legio VII Geminae.

    CIMRM 793

    From Spain

    Ann(o) Col(oniae) CLXXX / aram genesis / Inuicti Mithrae / M(arcus) Val(erius) Secundus / fr(umentarius) Leg(ionis) VII Gem(inae) dono / ponendam merito curauit / G(aio) Accio Hedychro patre
  • Monumentum

    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.

    From Spain

    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...
  • Monumentum

    Altar of Benifayó

    This altar found in Benifaió, València, was erected by a slave called Lucanus.

    From Spain

    Invicto / Mithrae / Lucanus / Ser(vus).
  • Monumentum

    Mercury of Mérida

    The statue of Mercury in Merida bears a dedication from the Roman Pater of a community in the city in 155.

    CIMRM 780, 781

    From Spain

    Ann(o) col(oniae) CLXXX / invicto deo Mithrae / sacr(um) / G(aius) Accius Hedychrus / Pater / a(nimo) (libente) plosuit).
  • Monumentum

    Altar of Klechovtse

    The limestone altar at Klechovtse in North Macedonia bears an inscription to the invincible Mithras.

    CIMRM 2209

    From North Macedonia

    [D(eo) i(nvicto)] M(ithrae) / fano mag(no) / pro sal(ute) Aug[g(ustorum)] n(ostrorum) / Apollonides / eorund(em) vect(igalis) Il/lyr(ici) ser(vus) (contra)sc(riptor) st(ationis) / Lamud(---) quam...
  • Monumentum

    Plaque of Milan by Ulbius Gaianus

    This monument dedicated to 'Invicto Patrio' was found in Milan in 1869.

    CIMRM 709

    From Austria

    Invicto / patrio / Ulb(ius) Gaianus / praef(ectus) vehic(ulorum).
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctonia de Walbrook

    The image of Mithras killing the bull, found near Walbrook, is surrounded by a Zoadiac circle.

    CIMRM 810, 811

    From United Kingdom

    Ulpius Silvanus / factis Arausione / emeritus leg(ionis) II aug(ustae) / votum solvit.
  • Monumentum

    Lápida mitráica de San Juan de la Isla

    The monument of San Juan de la Isla (Asturias) devoted to Mithras was preserved in the portico of the main church until 1843.

    CIMRM 803

    From Spain

    Ponit in/victo Deo / Austo Po/nit lebien/s Fronto / aram invi/cto Deo Au/sto lebien/s ponit pr(a)e/sedente p[a/t]rem patr[a/t]um leon(e)/m.
  • Monumentum

    Tabula ansata from Brigetio

    The tablet shows a dedication by a Roman soldier.

    CIMRM 1739

    From Hungary

    Deo Invicto / Ulpius Sabinus / miles legio/nis primae / (A)diutricis.
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony stele of Nicopolis ad Istrum

    The Tauroctony of Nicopolis ad Istrum is unique as it is the only Mithraic stele befitting a Greek donor.

    CIMRM 2264, 2265

    From Bulgaria

    Ἀγαθῆι τύχηι. Ἡλίῳ | Μίθρᾳ | θεῷ | ἐπηκόῳ || Αὐρ(ήλιος) | Μᾶρκος | γναφεὺς | τὸ συήλιον | σὺν τῇ || ζωγραφίᾳ |...
  • Monumentum

    Dionysus group marble of London

    Marble group of Dionysus accompanied by a Silenus on a donkey, a satyr and a menead.

    CIMRM 822, 823

    From United Kingdom

    Hominibus bagis bitam.
  • Monumentum

    Altar by Caius Aemilius Superaius of Merida

    Small white marble altar made in honour of Mithras found at San Albín, Mérida.

    CIMRM 796

    From Spain

    Deo / invicto / C(aius) Aemilius / Superai[us] / a(nimo) l(ibens) p(osuit).