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Dedication stone to Mercurius Cimbrianus

The altar's dedication is addressed to Mercurius Cimbrianus who was worshiped at the summit of the Greinberg. The Germanic god Cimbrianus, equated with the Roman god Mercury, is also known in the area around Mainz. He was also worshiped on Heiligenberg in Heidelberg, where a sanctuary was built on the summit.

A legionary centurio who led the "numerus Seiopensium" in Fort Miltenberg-Bürgstadt is named in the altar's inscription.

Location
Greinberg, 1845 temple

Archaeology
The altar of red sandstone can be pieced together from five stone remnants. Height: 1.14m, width: 0.77m, depth: 0.24m. Dating: 189 or 212 AD.

IN H(ONOREM) D(OMUS) D(IVINAE) / MERCURIO / CIM(BRI)ANO / [---]IS C(ENTURIO) LEG(IONIS) P[RAEPOSI]/TUS N(UMERI) [EXPL(ORATORUM) SEI] / OPEN[S(IUM) POS(UIT)] / DUOBUS [ASPRIS/SILANIS] CO(N)[S(ULIBUS)]

(CIL 13, 06605)

Literature
CSIR II, 13, Nr. 220. Neubert 2007, 96f.

Links

Lupa Nr. 6960

Altar with dedication inscription to Mercurius Cimbrianus
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1 Altar with dedication inscription to Mercurius Cimbrianus © Boundary Productions, Photo Eric Dobat

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