Stone relief (H. 0.73 Br. 0.25 D. 0.12), found at Treves in the Altbachtal in 1928.
Treves, Prov. Mus.
Loeschcke in TrZ IV, 1929, 149 and 163 with Pl. XIII; Tmp. Trier, fig. 28;
Leipoldt; fig. 30; Esp. Rec. Gaule, XI, 54ff, No. 7737; Vermaseren in Studia
van Hoorn, Pl. XXII, 4. See fig. 237.
On the relief the front of a temple is represented: two columns with capitals, supporting a tympanum. Between the columns a representation of Mithras' rock-birth. In his l.h. the youthful, naked god carries a globe and with his upraised r.h. he supports a circle, on which six signs of the Zodiac. From l. to r.: Aries-Taurus-Gemini-Cancer-Leo-Virgo. In the four corners, which are left open by the circle, are the busts of the four Winds: Zephyrus (r. upper corner) and Eurus (l. lower corner); Notus (l. upper corner) and Boreas (r. lower corner): On the rock a raven, serpent and sitting dog, all three of them raising their heads towards Mithras. Within the tympanum in the middle a cantharus, entwined by a serpent. To the left of it a lion in a threatening posture. To the right a bird. Before the latter a twisted, oblong object (thunderbolt), and behind it a small cantharus(?).
In the upper corners the dressed busts of Sol (l) in radiate crown, and of Luna (r), partly lost.