At the end of the Mithraeum's life, the building was refurbished and a new temple emerged. Found on the latest floor of the temple, a marble group depicted the god Bacchus accompanied by Pan and supported by two of his followers, a satyr and maenad.
It bears an inscription, HOMINIBUS BAGIS BITAM or 'giver of life to wandering men'. This suggests a place of worship dedicated to Bacchus in late Roman London and alludes to the eastern belief of everlasting life. Two marble torsos also identified as Bacchus were additional finds during the excavations (WFG44 and see about the Temple to Bacchus in Londinium Lite).
"Small marble group which shows the god Dionysus reaching up to a vine; on
the left is Silenus on a donkey, and, above, on the tree-trunk, the leg of a goat; to
the right of Dionysus is a satyr; and, further right, a maenad carrying a wine-vessel,
with a leopard at her feet" (Grimes in ILN, 636).
The base carries an inscription:
bagisbitam: may be vagis vitam "thou givest life to men".
I.e. "... (give) life to men who wander."
(Various), Sculptures from the temple of Mithras, Walbrook, Guildhall Museum, 1955.
J. M. C. Toynbee, A silver casket and strainer from the Walbrook Mithraeum in the City of London. Leyden: Brill, 1963.
J.M.C. Toynbee, The Roman Art Treasures from the Temple of Mithras, London & Middlesex Archaeological Society, 1986, ISBN: 0903290316.