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The garrisons of the numerus and cohort forts can be identified by the many inscriptions that have been found. The auxiliary troops often came from outlying provinces. At the Main troops have been identified from Aquitania, Spain, the area around Augsburg, and modern Switzerland, among others. It is assumed that there was a total of about 3,500 men garrisoned at the Limes.

Fort Hainstadt:
cohorts?
Fort Großkrotzenburg:
"cohors III Vindelicorum"
Fort Seligenstadt:
"cohors I civium Romanorum"
Fort Stockstadt:
"cohors III Aquitanorum equitata civium Romanorum"
"cohors II Hispanorum equitata"
"cohors I Aquitanorum veterana equitata"
Fort Niedernberg:
"cohors I Ligurum et Hispanorum civium Romanorum"
Fort Obernburg:
"cohors IIII Aquitanorum equitata civium Romanorum"
"numerus Brittonum et exploratorum Nemanigensium"
Fort Wörth:
"numerus Brittonum et exploratorum Nemanigensium?"
Fort Trennfurt:
Numerus?
"vexillatio agentium in lignariis" of the 22nd Legion from Mainz
Fort Miltenberg-Altstadt:
"cohors I Sequanorum et Rauracorum equitata"
"exploratio Triputiensium" (Parts of the "numerus Brittonum Triputiensis" from Fort Schlossau in the Odenwald)
Fort Miltenberg-Ost:
"numerus exploratorum Seiopensium"

Literature:
ORL. Baatz 2000, 175ff. und 214ff.

Building inscription from 162 AD on the administrative building of Fort Obernburg, Museum Obernburg
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Soldiers of an auxiliary unit, Limitanei Taunensis
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Chain armour from Fort Großkrotzenburg
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"Wet Limes" sign at the Main in Großkrotzenburg
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Soldier of an auxiliary troop, 1st century, Museum Schloss Steinheim
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1 Building inscription from 162 AD on the administrative building of Fort Obernburg, Museum Obernburg © Römermuseum Obernburg 2 Soldiers of an auxiliary unit, Limitanei Taunensis 3 Chain armour from Fort Großkrotzenburg © Museum Schloss Steinheim 4 "Wet Limes" sign at the Main in Großkrotzenburg © Photo Eva Kuttner, Linz 5 Soldier of an auxiliary troop, 1st century, Museum Schloss Steinheim © Museum Schloss Steinheim

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