(Krefeld-Asberg and Rheinhausen）
An auxiliary castellum of the limes
Germaniac Inferioris. The existence of a pre-Roman
settlement has been deduced from place names and
. 3). A camp with wooden buildings was
constructed perhaps in the reign of Drusus but certainly
in the first decade A.D., as the first of a succession of
camps. Until ca. A.D. 70 it was the garrison for the ala
(I Tungrorum) Frontoniana, afterwards for the ala
Moesica. To the W was a vicus and a necropolis. The
camp was destroyed during the uprising of the Batavi
(A.D. 70; Tac. Hist
. 4.33). Most finds are in the Niederrheinisches Museum in Duisburg.
H. v. Petrikovits, “Asciburgium,” Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde
(2d ed. 1971);
T. Bechert, Rheinische Ausgrabungen
12 (1972) 147ff;
id., Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt
3 (1973) 39ff;
G. Krause, Quellenschriften zur Westdeutschen Vor-u.
9 (1974) 115ff.
H. VON PETRIKOVITS