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Offline Mayadigger

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ID for Artifact wearing a Cap, please
« on: November 14, 2022, 04:53:50 pm »
Ave!

Copper alloy; 24mm x 12mm/9.0gm

Certainly, Roman and most likely it was originally attached a drinking vessel of some sort.  You tell me.

But I'm bit confused (like normal) as to the capRoman desultor's wore caps made of felt just like this.

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Re: ID for Artifact wearing a Cap, please
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2022, 05:26:23 pm »
Maybe Mithras?

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Re: ID for Artifact wearing a Cap, please
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2022, 06:08:33 pm »
More likely Attis.

Mithras was rarely shown outside of the standard Tauroctony - Bull slaying - scene, and was generally a young man.

Attis is usually shown younger - as a boy - and often on small bronze heads like this.

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Re: ID for Artifact wearing a Cap, please
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2022, 09:23:40 pm »
Ave!

Thanks Shawn... +++ +++ +++

Here is a statue of Attis, Phrygia cap and all!
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