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The Greinberg, 500m high, lies between Miltenberg-Altstadt and Miltenberg an den Main.

The peak of the Greinberg is between the cohort fort and the numerus fort. This is the site of a prehistoric bank and ditch within which a temple complex was built, dedicated to Mercurius Cimbrianus and Mercurius Avernoricus. To the south of the shrine the so-called "Touton stone" was discovered.

Another temple in the shape of a rectangle was located at the northwestern bluff.

Chronology

Finds from the mid-5th century indicate that people were present at the site during the period of the Franconians at the Main.

Monument

Category: shrine

Two temple complexes; location of the "Touton stone" find.

Current State: The walls of the Mercury temple at the Greinberg plateau have been seriously damaged.

Monument Protection: Yes

Research: The temple complex at the plateau was found during excavations in 1845. In 1881 the second temple was discovered. The "Touton stone" was found in 1878.

Literature
Röder 1967. Röder 1960. Baatz 2000, 217.

Greinberg near Miltenberg, find site of the "Touton stone"
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Greinberg near Miltenberg, historic text at the find site of the "Touton stone" (1878)
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"Touton stone", found in 1878 near the hill fort on the Greinberg near Miltenberg. The unfinished stone was intended to be used as a border stone. Museum der Stadt Miltenberg
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"Touton stone", inscription: "INTER TOUTONOS CAH(F?)", height: 4.74m
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Grinberg near Miltenberg, prehistoric hill fort
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1 Greinberg near Miltenberg, find site of the "Touton stone" © Boundary Productions, Photo Eric Dobat 2 Greinberg near Miltenberg, historic text at the find site of the "Touton stone" (1878) © Boundary Productions, Photo Eric Dobat 3 "Touton stone", found in 1878 near the hill fort on the Greinberg near Miltenberg. The unfinished stone was intended to be used as a border stone. Museum der Stadt Miltenberg © Boundary Productions, Photo Eric Dobat 4 "Touton stone", inscription: "INTER TOUTONOS CAH(F?)", height: 4.74m © Museum der Stadt Miltenberg (Hrsg.), Römisches Lapidarium. Sammlung römischer Steindenkmäler. Schriften des Museums der Stadt Miltenberg 2 (Miltenberg 2007) 5 Grinberg near Miltenberg, prehistoric hill fort © Boundary Productions, Photo Eric Dobat

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