This is the new Livius website. We are currently converting the old website, but this will take some time yet. Please report any errors.

Neuss-Reckberg

Q1746901

Neuss-Reckberg: auxiliary fort of the legionary base at Neuss (Germany).

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. 

Ring from Neuss-Reckberg
Ring from Neuss-Reckberg
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".

This page was created in 2003; last modified on 24 September 2014.