Tablet Dedicated to Sextus Pompeius Maximus

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 14 November 2018

A bronze tablet dedicated to Sextus Pompeius Maximus, chief priest of the cult of Mithras and president of a guild of ferrymen. The tablet was given by fellow priests of Mithras. Above the text are a bust of Mithras, a sacrificial knife, and a patera (libation bowl). Sextus Pompeius is known from another text to have restored a sanctuary of Mithras at Ostia. Probably from Ostia, in modern-day Italy. Roman period, c. 200 CE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, November 14). Tablet Dedicated to Sextus Pompeius Maximus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9444/tablet-dedicated-to-sextus-pompeius-maximus/

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