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Beneficiarius altar from Stockstadt
Beneficiarius station Obernburg
The beneficiarius worked for the
local governor of a province. Stationed at strategically important
spots, they controlled the streets and harbours as well as sites
where raw material was extracted, such as the mining areas of the
empire. A beneficiarius was appointed to
a station for only six months in order to avoid the possibility of
The "stationes" were usually located on the forts' radial roads. The office building was often connected to an area of dedication filled with dedication altars donated by the beneficiarii at the end of their terms.
At the Main Limes there were beneficiarius stations at the forts of Miltenberg-Altstadt, Obernburg, Stockstadt, Seligenstadt, and Großkrotzenburg.
Ott 1996. Steidl 2008, 108ff. "Benefiziarier", Limes-Lexikon 2009, 14.
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