The votive altar is dedicated to the god Mercurius
Arvernorix. His main shrine was in the Auvergne at Puy-de-Dôme,
in the state of the Arverni, in Gaul. A large bronze image was
worshiped there. It was made around the mid-first century by the
craftsmen of the large statue of Nero in Rome.
Cossillus, who is named in the dedication, has a Celtic name and apparently comes from Gaul. The inscription uses clumsy Latin. It was produced in the second half of the second century.
MERCVRIO / ARVERNORIC[I] / COSSILLUS D / ONAVI ES VISV / L(A)ETVS LIBE(N)S MERI / TO
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