The soldiers' grains were rationed and distributed centrally as a
food staple. The grain was ground fresh in the hand-held mills and
usually used for porridge or flatbread.
The grinding stones consisted of the bottom stone ("meta molendaria") and the "catillus" on top, which was moved with a wooden hand-crank. The mills had a diameter of up to 40cm and were made of hard stone such as granite or basalt. The grinding stone in Museum Bürgstadt is made of basalt magma.
Bavarian State Conservation Office – Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung