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Roman Legion - Legio I Parthica

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Legio I Parthica The First Parthian Legion was a Roman imperial legion formed by Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus for the Parthian campaign.

Date of creation: 197 AD-early 5th century

Symbol: Centaur

Titles: Lat. Parthica( Parthian); Lat. Philippus (Filippov).

Alleged promissory note Legio I Parthica

Battle Path

Bronze coin from Singara with a portrait of Gordianus III and his wife Tranquillina. The reverse features a centaur, symbol of the First Parthian Legion.

Related topics

List of Roman Legions, Legion, Legionnaire, Legio I Adiutrix, Legio I Germanica, Legio I Italica, Legio I Macriana Liberatrix , Legio I Minervia


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