Mithras Shrine III in Zgornji Breg
|Mitrej III, Zgornji Breg|
|Zgornji Breg, SI-2250 Ptuj|
|Phone||386 (0) 2 787 9230|
|Fax||386 (0) 2 787 9245|
|Managed by||Ptuj – Ormož Regional Museum|
|Aleksander Lorenčič, Director|
The temple contains mainly sacrificial altars, with dedications of soldiers belonging to the Legio XIII Gemina and Legio V Macedonica under the command of Flavius Aprus. The temple comprises three sections, the central one of which is lowered. To the right side of the memorial, Mithras is shown shooting an arrow of water from a rock – for the thirsty. On the left altar the birth of Mithras from a rock is shown above the inscription. Beside Mithras, who holds a dagger in his left hand and a torch in his right, stand Cautes and Cautopates, while above Mithras the supreme god and the winged goddess of victory are depicted. On the opposite side stands a high altar with lions crouching at the top. On the right side is the sun god, and on the left a male figure with the horn of affluence in his right hand and a patera in his left.