CIMRM 1893-1894 - Tauroctony of Antonius Menander. Lisicici, Herzegovina.
Rectangular relief in limestone (H. 0.44 Br. 0.565). Now walled in to the r. of the
door of the vicarage at Podhum. The relief was found in the grounds of Alija
Lihic in Vratnica near Lisicici in Herzegovina. As in these grounds, on the r. bank
of the Narenta many Roman bricks were found, Patsch was of the opinion that a
sanctuary existed here, but only excavations can confirm this.
Patschin WMBH IV, 1896, 252f; et. 271 and design; MMM II 502 No. 234bis;
Patsch in WMBH IX, 1904,250 and fig. 125; Gabricevic in AJ I, 1954,37
No. 17. See fig. 488 kindly given by Gabricevic.
Mithras as a bullkiller in an arched niche. The bull's tail ends in three corn-ears. The raven is represented on the grotto's border. The dog, the serpent and the
scorpion. Cautes (r) and Cautopates (l) are not cross-legged. They hold with both
hands a burning torch. In the upper corners outside the grotto the busts of Sol in
radiate crown (l) and of Luna in crescent (r). The l. arm and l.h. of Cautes are lost.
In the bottom rim an inscription:
CIL III 13859; MMM II No. 311b.
L(ucius) Antonius Menander Aphro/disieus invicto / aug(usto) v(otum) f(ecit).