CIMRM 234 - Bronze tablet with head of Mithras. British Museum. Possibly from Aldobrandini Mithraeum, Ostia.
Tablet, bronze, probably from Ostia. ca. 200 A.D. Bronze tablet dedicated to Sextus Pompeius Maximus by his fellow priests. He was Priest of the cult of Sol and Mithras and President of a guild of ferrymen in Ostia. Above the text are a bust of Mithras with a sacrificial knife and a patera (mixing bowl).
SEX ~POMPEIO~ SEX~FIL~ MAXIMO~ SACERDOTI~SOLIS~ IN VICTI~MT~PATRI~PATRUM QQ~ CORP ~TREIECT~TOGA TENSIUM~SACERDO TES~SOLIS~INVICTI~MT OB~AMOREM~ET~MERI TA~EIUS~SEMPER~HA BET
Inscription Translation: Dedicated to Sextus Pompeius Maximus, son of Sextus, High Priest of the Sun God, Mithras, all powerful, and Father of Fathers, President of the Guild of Master Ferrymen. We, Priests of the all powerful Sun God, Mithras, do this on account of the high regard and affection we hold for him and his worthy deeds.
Height: 42.926 centimetres
Purchased 1873 from Alessandro Castellani.
The tablet probably comes from the Aldobrandini mithraeum in Ostia, according to the Ostia Antica site.