The stone names the Germanic tribe of the Toutons. Because the
inscription of six lines is not complete, however, it is not
possible to solve the riddle of its meaning. J. Röder could prove
that the stone was made by a talented stone-breaker. However, the
stone mason did not have much practice or knowledge: the work does
not match with the style and tradition of a Roman craftsman.
The stone's function is not clear and there are no parallels to other finds. The word "INTER" appears to indicate a function as border stone, but apart from the Toutons no other tribes are named. Some researchers believe the stone is a fake from the 11th century.
In 1878 at the peak of the Greinberg, outside the earthen banks and south of the temple, the stone was found by lumbermen. It was located at the site where W. Conrady believed it had been hewn out of the rock. Examinations by J. Röder indicate that the material originates from Greinberg, but was not cut from the rock directly at the site. The stone was worked on, displayed and inscribed at the site.
A 4.75m high, slender, pointed stone of red sandstone, 0.50m wide at the base, irrecular cross-section.
INTER / TOVTONOS / C / A / H / I
(CIL XII, 6610)
Bavarian State Conservation Office – Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung