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Many dedication altars were discovered at the beneficiary station south of Fort Obernburg.

After his six-month term, the beneficiary erected an altar. The beneficiarii were discharged every year on the Ides of January and the Ides of July.

Most of the altars were dedicated to "Iuppiter optimus maximus", but there are also dedications to Iuno, Mercurius, and the genius loci. The dedications to the genius loci come from the idea that every place has its own god. It is believed to be an indication of the absence of a local god.

The naming of the beneficiarius provides information about where he originally came from. In some cases, the beneficiarii came from the provinces in the far east. It is often possible to follow the career of a civil servant.

Dedication area of the beneficiarius station in Osterburken, Römermuseum Oberburg
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1 Dedication area of the beneficiarius station in Osterburken, Römermuseum Oberburg © Römermuseum Obernburg

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