1) Inscriptions

a) North-east of Gaul


Rosmerta and Mercurius were honoured particularly by the tribe of the Treveri. Seven inscriptions indeed pay homage to them, such as in Reinsporth: In h(onorem) d(omus) d(ivinae), Deo Mer[c]urio et Rosme[r]te Docci(i) Apr[o]ssus et Accep[t]us IIIIIIviri (seviri) A[u]gusta[l(es)] v(otum) [solverunt] l(ibentes) [m(erito)] ;844 Wasserbillig: Deo Mercurio [et deae Ros]mertae aedem c[um signis orna]mentisque omn[ibus (fecit or restituit?) Acceptus tabul[arius sevir] augustal[is], item hospitalia [sacrorum cele]brandorum gr[atuita sibi poste]risque suis ded[icavit] ;845 Niedaltdorf: Mercurio et Rosmer[tae] Messor Cani libertus, ‘To Mercurius and Rosmerta, Messor, freed from Canus’ ;846 Niederemmel: In h(onorem) d(omus) d(ivinae), D[eo] Me[rc]urio [et] Ro[s]me[rtae aed?]em […] da[…] n[tiu]s Pr[ud]ens [e]x iu[ss]u posuit ; [In h(onorem) d(omus) d(ivinae)] Deo Mer[curio e]t Rosm[ertae A]diuto[rius Ur]sulus [v. s.] l. m. ; In h(onorem) d(omus) d(ivinae) Deo Mercurio et d(e)ae [R]osmertae Mer[curiali]s Aug(usti) lib(ertus), [adiutor t]abula[riorum v.] s. l. m. 847 and Andernach: In h(onorem) d(omus) d(ivinae) Mer[urio et ] Rosmertae a[ram cum] signi du[obus] Flavia Pri[mula] v(otum) s(ovit) l(ibens) [m(erito)], ‘In the honour of the Divine House, to Mercurius and Rosmerta, an altar with two statues in bronze Flavia Primula offered (this) paying his vow willingly and deservedly’.848 Most of the dedications beginning with the votive formulas In h.d.d. and deo/dea, they can be dated from the first half of the 3rd c. AD.849


CIL XIII, 4192.


CIL XIII, 4208.


CIL XIII, 4237 ; Lhote-Birot, 2004, vol. 2, p. 10.


CIL XIII, 4193, 4194, 4195.


CIL XIII, 7683 ; Hatt, MDG 2, p. 205.


Raepsaet-Charlier, 1993, pp. 9-11.