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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

    Altar of the Mitreo Menandro

    The brick altar of the Mithraeum Menander was covered with marble slabs bearing a crescent and an inscription.

    CIMRM 225

    From Italy

    Deo Invicto Mithrae / Diocles ob honorem / C. Lucreti Menandri / Patris / D(ono) D(edit) D(edicavit).
  • Monumentum

    Relief of Aion on globe

    The lion-headed god is standing on a globe encicled by two crossed bands on which five pearls.

    CIMRM 543

    From Italy

  • Mithraeum

    Mitreo di S. Silvestro in Capite

    This Mithraic temple, aka Mithraeum of the Olympii, was discovered in the 15th century in Rome, although traces have been lost except for a few monuments with remarkable inscriptions.

    CIMRM 399

    From Italy

  • Mithraeum

    Mitreo Sacellum delle Tre Navate

    The Mithraeum in the Chapel of the Three Naves was not linked to the cult of Mithras until recently because of a mosaic showing a pig, in the belief that it was an animal unfit for consumption in a temple of Eastern origin.

    From Italy

  • Monumentum

    Altar of Aquileia to the brave god Mithras

    This altar to Mithras found in Aquilieia mentions several persons of a same community.

    CIMRM 741

    From Italy

    Deo f(orti) i(nvicto) i(nvicto) M(ithrae) / P. Aelius / Mercur(ialis) / Q. Tessig/nius Maxi/mia(nus) patr(es) / pros(esedente) T(ito) Aur(elio) / Victore v(otum) s(olverunt) l(ibentes) m(erito).
  • Mithraeum

    Mithraeum of Virunum

    A bronze plaque records the existence of a mithraeum at Virunum that collapsed and was rebuilt by members of the community.

    From Austria

  • Monumentum

    Inscription of the praeses Aurelius Hermodorus

    This marble gives some details of the reconstruction of the Virunum Mithraeum.

    CIMRM 1431

    From Austria

    D(eo) i(nvicto) M(ithrae) templum vetusta(te) / conlabsum quot (sic) fuit / per annos amplius / L desertum, Aur(elius) / Hermodorus v(ir) p(erfectissimus) pr(aeses) pr(ovinciae) N(orici) /...
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony relief exposed at the Hermitage Museum

    The relief marble of Mithras sacrifying the bull, exposed on the Hermitage Museum comes from Rome.

    CIMRM 603, 604

    From Italy

    D(onum) deo invicto d(ederunt) / Marci Matti / Fortuna/tus / et Alexander / et Pardus / et Eficax / per Fl(avio) Alexandro patre.
  • Monumentum

    Flavius Aper altar (CIMRM 1584)

    The altar of Ptuj depicts Mithras and Sol on the front and the water miracle on the right side.

    CIMRM 1584, 1585

    From Slovenia

    D(eo) S(oli) i(nvicto) M(ithrae) / pro sal(ute) d(omini) n(ostri) Gallieni p(ii) f(elicis) / invicti Aug(usti) Fl(avius) Aper v(ir) e(gregius) l(ibens) m(erito).
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Sarrebourg

    The Tauroctony of Saarbourg (Sarrebourg, ancient Pons Sarravi), France, contains most of Mithras deeds known in a single relief.

    CIMRM 966, 967

    From France

    In h(onorem) d(omus) d(ivinae) deo inv[ict]o Marceleus Marianus / d(e) / s(uo) p(osuit)
  • Monumentum

    Mithras petrogenitus from Villa Giustiniani

    Mithras rock-born from Villa Giustiniani was holding a bunch of grapes in its raised right hand instead of a torch, probably due to a restoration.

    CIMRM 590, 591

    From Italy

    Nama / L(ucius) Fl(avius) Hermadion / hoc mihi libens / d(onum) d(edit).
  • Monumentum

    Fresco of a knight and a black figure from the Hawarte Mithraeum.

    This painting depicts an Iranian knight holding in a chain a black naked figure with two heads.

    From Syria

  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Dormagen CIMRM 1012

    The sculpture of Mithras slaying the bull found in Dormagen is exposed at Bonn Landesmuseum.

    CIMRM 1012, 1013

    From Germany

    D(eo) S(oli) i(nvicto) imp(erio) C. Amandinius / Verus buc(inator) v(otum) l(ibens) l(aetus) m(erito).
  • Mithraeum

    Mithräum von Dormagen

    Workman digging in a field near Dormagen found a vault. Against one of the walls were found two monuments related to Mithras.

    From Germany

    Deo Soli i(nvicto) M(ithrae) p(ro) s(alute) i(mperatoris) Suran l(ibertus) dupl(icarius) ale Noricorum ci(vis) Trax v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito).
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of La Bâtie-Montsaléon

    This damaged relief of Mithras killing the bull found in 1804 and formerly exposed at Gap, is now lost.

    CIMRM 898, 899

    From France

    [Deo Soli in]victo M. Iulius Maternia/[n]us ex voto.
  • Monumentum

    Two Mithras-Attis terracotta from Kerch

    Terracotta tablets depicting a Taurombolium by Attis which might be at the origins of the mithraic Tauroctony iconography.

    CIMRM 11, 12

    From Ukraine

  • Mithraeum

    Mithraeum of Aquincum II in Victorinus's house

    The temple of Mithras in Aquincum was located within the private house of the decurio Marcus Antonius Victorinus.

    CIMRM 1750, 1751

    From Hungary

  • Mithraeum

    Mithraeum of Caernarfon

    The Mithraeum of Caernarfon, in Walles, was built in three phases during the 3rd century, and destroyed at the end of the 4th.

    CIMRM 2374

    From United Kingdom

  • Mithraeum

    Mithraeum of Sarmizegetusa

    The large number of monuments found at the Mithraeum of Sarmizegetusa and the sheer size of the temple are unusual.

    CIMRM 2027, 2033

    From Romania

  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Aigio

    The Tauroctony of Patras was found years before the temple over which the relief of Mithras sacrificing the bull was supposed to preside.

    CIMRM 2351, 2352

    From Greece

    Soli invic/to milites/ ..... uist/ .... esarcus