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Votive altar to Mercurius Arvernorix

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.

Location
Greinberg, temple

Archaeology
Red sandstone
Inscription:
MERCVRIO / ARVERNORIC[I] / COSSILLUS D / ONAVI ES VISV / L(A)ETVS LIBE(N)S MERI / TO
(CIL 6603)

Literature
CSIR II/13, Neubert 2007, 94.

Links

Lupa Nr. 6920

Votive altar to Mercurius Avernorix, Museum der Stadt Miltenberg
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1 Votive altar to Mercurius Avernorix, Museum der Stadt Miltenberg © Museum der Stadt Miltenberg

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