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
A legionary centurio who led the "numerus Seiopensium" in Fort Miltenberg-Bürgstadt is named in the altar's inscription.
Greinberg, 1845 temple
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)
CSIR II, 13, Nr. 220. Neubert 2007, 96f.
Bavarian State Conservation Office – Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung