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Vendœuvres-en-Brenne (Indre), vicus et sanctuaire du territoire des Bituriges Cubes

Abstract : In the second half of the 19th century, three Roman stones have been discovered at Vendœuvres-en-Brenne, a small town in the south-west of the civitas of the Bituriges Cubi: a relief depicting Cernunnos and Apollo playing the lyre, an inscription giving a list of urban equipments and naming the locality as a vicus, a block decorated on its four sides. The new reading of the inscription of the third document, a dedication to the imperial numina, and analysis of its iconography – four figurative or symbolic panels referring to Apollo (and not Mars), Minerva, Fides towards the emperor, and to a Genius and a nursing goddess – allow to place the religious activities within the frame of civic cults in connection with native traditional practices and to identify the vicus as the seat of a major sanctuary of the territory.
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Monique Dondin-Payre. Vendœuvres-en-Brenne (Indre), vicus et sanctuaire du territoire des Bituriges Cubes. Gallia - Archéologie de la France antique, CNRS Éditions, 2011, 68 (2), pp.291-311. ⟨hal-01930881⟩

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