CIMRM 1584 - Altar with water-miracle, Ptuj (Poetovio), Slovenia.
White marble altar (H. 1.12 Br. 0.63 D. 0.54) found near 3.
Abramic, 178f No. 241 and fig. 125; RA (S. 6) VIII, 1936, 265 No. 53;
Schmid, Südsteiermark, Graz 1925, 17 and Pl. II; Schmid in BRGK XV,
1923-24, 223 fig. 17; Mostra4, 720 No. 52; Ferri, Arte Dan., 198 fig. 213;
Vulic in Bull. Ac. Serbe I, 1935,202; AIJ, I 146 No. 313 and fig. See figs. 402-
On the front standing Mithras in Oriental dress offers to Sol over a burning altar
the dagger to which small pieces of meat are speared. Above the meat the raven is
flying in order to have a peck at it. In his l.h. Mithras held a large and long object
and on the floor before his feet there is a club-shaped object, probably a piece of
Sol wears a long shoulder-cape and his head is surrounded by a crown with six
rays. On the side of the altar Mithras is shooting water from a rock before which a
person kneels with outstretched hands. Another person embraces Mithras' knees.
On the l. side a bow, a quiver and a dagger. In the four upper corners a ram's
head. Between the two heads on the front there is an inscription: