CIMRM Supplement - A cippus from Sidon.

A cippus was discovered in the temple of Echmoun in Sidon and published by M. Dunand. It bears a Greek inscription, saying that it was dedicated to the holy god Asclepios by Theodotus, ἱερεύς of Mithras in the year 251. The local era of Sidon makes that A.D. 140-141.1 Also listed in Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum.2

See also CIMRM 74 - the Sidon Mithraeum.

1Israel Roll, The mysteries of Mithras in the Roman Orient: the problem of origin, in: "Journal of Mithraic Studies", Volume II, No. 1, pages 53-68. Reference given is: Dunand, M., Le temple d'Echmoun a Sidon, Essai de chronologie, Bulletin du Musée de Beyrouth 26, 1973 (appeared in 1975), p.7-25 (plate XIII left). Also mentioned by Roger Beck, Mithraism since Franz Cumont, ANRW II, p.2013: "A cippus from Sidon (DUNAND 1973) attests a ἱερεύς of Mithras in A.D. 140/141."
2SEG 55 1661 - Dedication to Theos Hagios Asklepios, 141 A.D. From area of Bostan es-Sheikh, 3 km north of Sidon.

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