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Neuss-Reckberg


Detail of map of Germania Inferior. Design Jona Lendering.
Location of Reckberg (34)
Germania inferior: small province of the Roman empire, situated along the Lower Rhine. This webpage is part of a series of short descriptions of villages in Germania inferior. An overview can be found here.

Near the large legionary base of Neuss was a small fort at Reckberg, which is not fully understood. It was close to the river Rhine and appears to have been built in the mid-second century. The occupation of Reckberg lasted until the third century. 

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Ring from Neuss-Reckberg. Clemens Sels-Museum, Neuss (Germany). Photo Jona Lendering.
Ring from Neuss-Reckberg (Clemens Sels-Museum, Neuss)

One of the units appears to have been a squadron called Ala Parthorum. A silver ring with an inscription mentions

DECVRIONI ALAE
PaRTHORVM VETERANO
QVOI PRAeESt
PVBLIVS VIBIVS
RVFVS

which may be translated "to the retired decurio of the squadron of the Parthians that is commanded by Publius Vibius Rufus".
Edge of Empire. The book Arjen Bosman and I wrote about Rome's Lower Rhine Frontier.
Edge of Empire. The book Arjen Bosman and I wrote about Rome's Lower Rhine Frontier (order; review)
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