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Roman Legion - Legio II Traiana Fortis

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The Legio II Traiana Fortis (Second Fearless Trajan's Legion) was a Roman legion formed by Emperor Trajan to participate in the Dacian military campaign.

Legion name: Legio II Traiana Fortis (Second Fearless Trajan's Legion)

Date of existence: 105 AD. The Legion lasted until the 5th century.

Symbol: image of the ancient Greek hero, demigod, Hercules (in the case of the Romans, Hercules)

Nickname: Traiana Fortis (Trajan the Fearless). Later-Antoninov and Severov.

Battle Path

An inscription from Alexandria (Egypt), which mentions the 2nd Trajan's Legion. The British Museum, London. Late 2nd century.
Alexandria, tombstone of legionnaire Longinus of the II Trajan Legion. Paris, Louvre Museum. France. AD 222-235
Alexandria, Tombstone of Aurelius Firmius of II Trajan's Fortis Legion. Barcelona, Museum of Archaeology of Catalonia (Spain). Circa A.D. 250.

Related topics

List of Roman Legions, Legion, Legionnaire, Marcus Ulpius Nerva Trajan,Legio X Fretensis, Legio III Cyrenaica, Legio XXII Deiotariana, Legio XXX Ulpia Victrix, Adrian, Year of the Five Emperors, Notification Dignitatum


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