Sites & cities that bear the name of Mannaricium


Today in : Netherlands
First trace of activity : 70 C.E
Last trace of activity : 330 C.E
Recorded names : Maleriacum, Mannaritio, Kastell Maurik

Description : Mannaricium (also: Mannaritio ), the Maurik fort , was a Roman auxiliary fort in the Lower Germanic Limes . The former military camp was in the area of Maurik , a village in the municipality of Buren in the Dutch province of Gelderland . Mannaricium was probably founded after the end of the Batavian rebellion in AD 70 and was documented until the second half of the 3rd century. It was initially built as a wood and earth construction, later gradually as a stone fort. The troops stationed there are the Cohors II Thracum equitata ("2nd Thracian partially mounted cohort") and the Cohors II Hispanorum equitata ("2nd Spanish partially mounted cohort"). The Thracians were probably in Mannaricium from 70 to 83, the Spaniards until 116stationed. It is possible that the fort was used by both units at the same time in the earliest years of its existence. Further inscription finds point to a legionary brick on the other side of the Rhine, the Tegularia transrhenana and the presence of vexillations or building commands of the Legio XXII Primigenia Pia Fidelis , the Legio XXX and the Legio I Minervia Pia Fidelis Antoniniana . The abandonment of the fort is possibly connected with the establishment of the Gallic special empire. When the square was settled again in the first half of the fourth century (around 330) it is not clear whether it also had a military function or served purely civilian purposes.

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