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Beneficiarius altar from Stockstadt

Extended term of a beneficiarius.

One of the first beneficiarii, who worked at the Stockstadt harbour, dedicated this altar to Jupitor, royal Juno and the "genius loci" in 167 AD. The stone is decorated on the sides with sacrificial insturments and the thunderbolt, Jupiter's attribute.

Caius Iulius Petunnatus, a high-level civil servant, was a Celt and dedicated a second altar in Stockstadt, to Mercury. His term was probably extended beyond the standard six months.

Location
Found in 1898 in the beneficiarius' dedication area.

Archaeology
CIL XIII 6636. Red sandstone.

Literature
Mattern 2005, 47f. Nr. 8. Drexel 1910, 68f.

Links

Lupa Nr. 7116

Beneficiarius altar from Stockstadt, Saalburg Roman Fort
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Beneficiarius altar from Stockstadt, left side with thunderbolt, Saalburg Roman Fort
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1 Beneficiarius altar from Stockstadt, Saalburg Roman Fort © Saalburgmuseum 2 Beneficiarius altar from Stockstadt, left side with thunderbolt, Saalburg Roman Fort © Saalburgmuseum

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