CIMRM 312-313 - The lion-headed god


From here.

From Wikimedia Commons. Named "Leontocephaline Ostia".

From here.

A "sacerdos" or priest with a single Greek name is included in the inscription. He may well be a slave.1

CIMRM entry


1John Hugo Wolfgang Gideon Liebeschuetz, "The expansion of Mithraism among the religious cults of the second century", In: "Decline And Change in Late Antiquity: Religion, Barbarians And Their Historiography", Ashgate, 2006, p.195-216. P.201 and p.200: "It is a mark of Mithraism when it first becomes visible that its adherents were socially fairly humble."

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