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Beneficiarius altar

While the excavations were carried out by the Reichs-Limeskommission the surrounding area was also examined, especially churches and medieval buildings. In 1892 remnants of a dedication altar were found in the Eisenbach parish church, built into the inner door frame of the church's entrance.

The cornice and crest were cut off and the altar stone was cut lengthwise for the door. Roughly one-third of the altar was lost to this - it has been reproduced here. The portions that were used as doorposts were taken out of the wall and restored.

Location
In 1892 the stone was discovered built into the doorpost of the Eisenbach parish church.

Archaeology
CIL XIII 6628. Sandstone Dating 181 AD.

Literature
Mattern 2005, 109f. Nr. 168.

Beneficiarius altar, Römermuseum Obernburg
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Excavation of dedication altars to use as building material in the Middle Ages, Obernburg
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1 Beneficiarius altar, Römermuseum Obernburg © Römermuseum Obernburg 2 Excavation of dedication altars to use as building material in the Middle Ages, Obernburg © Archäologische Staatssammlung München, Photo Manfred Eberlein

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