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End of the Main Limes

Many forts never recovered from the Alemanni attacks. In the period following the attacks, building changes led to a reduction of living space.

In Miltenberg-Bürgstadt it has been proved that the civilian population sought protection within the defensive walls. In Stockstadt the size of the bath complex was reduced. The last datable inscriptions from the area of the Main Limes originated in the year 249 AD. At this time, coin circulation also ended abruptly. In other words, no new coins were brought to the Main Limes. In 260 AD at the latest the military groups at the Main Limes dissolved.

Literature:
Steidl 2008, 205ff. "Limesfall", Limes-Lexikon 2009, 8o.

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