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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 corruption.

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.

Literature:
Ott 1996. Steidl 2008, 108ff. "Benefiziarier", Limes-Lexikon 2009, 14.

Sacrifical scene in the beneficiarius station, Obernburg
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The burnt offering of a beneficiarius, Limitanei Taunensis
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Beneficiarius station Obernburg, plan of the excavations 2000-2007
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Stockstadt. Sketch of the beneficiarius altar of Caius Secionius Genilis by J.H. von Hefner-Alteneck (1860).
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1 Sacrifical scene in the beneficiarius station, Obernburg © Archäologische Staatssammlung München, Zeichnung Christoph Haußner, München 2 The burnt offering of a beneficiarius, Limitanei Taunensis © Boundary Productions, Photo Eric Dobat 3 Beneficiarius station Obernburg, plan of the excavations 2000-2007 © Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München 4 Stockstadt. Sketch of the beneficiarius altar of Caius Secionius Genilis by J.H. von Hefner-Alteneck (1860). © Museen der Stadt Aschaffenburg

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