CIMRM 832 - Possible shepherd. White Friars, Chester, Britain
See also CIMRM 830 and CIMRM 831.
In the Grosvenor museum in Chester is a stone with a figure bearing a shepherd's crook. It is probably Attis, rather than Mithras, and was found at Whitefriars, close to 169.
CIMRM 832 is accessioned as CHEGM: 1999.6.170 (Haverfield's 170). It was found built into a cellar wall in White Friars in 1851. This was subsequently identified as Attis, the Shepherd. This is on display at the Grosvenor Museum.
The Richmond-Wright catalogue (1955) entry reads:
Haverfield's catalogue entry reads:
Cumont, TMMM II, p.391 (mon.269b, fig. 308) simply reproduces Haverfield's image.
Note: It looks to me as if a better set of photographs needs to be obtained. Vermaseren can never have seen this item; nor Cumont either. The Grosvenor Museum boasts a collection of "tombstones"; no doubt these items are among them.
A figure with a crook sounds more like Attis to me. - RP.