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Roman Legion - Legio IIII Macedonica

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Legio IIII Macedonica The Fourth Macedonian Legion was a Roman imperial legion created by Gaius Julius Caesar in 48 BC to fight his former ally Gnaeus Pompey the Great.

Dates of existence: 48 BC – 70 AD.

Symbol: Bull and capricorn, possibly unicorn

Nicknames: Macedonica (Macedonian)

Battle Path

Coin in honor of Legio IIII Macedonica. Date: 1st century AD Haltern City Museum, Germany. The coin must have been delivered to the Rhineland by soldiers of another unit, because IIII Macedonica was never in Haltern.
A stone inscription from Spain mentioning Legio IV Macedonica .

Frontal plate of the Legio IV Macedonica catapult 45 BC
Gravestone Gn. Caelius of Legio IIII Macedonica. Date: 1st century AD Mainz City Museum, Germany.
Tile with the stamp Legio IIII Macedonica. Date: ca. 41-69 AD Mainz City Museum, Germany.

Related topics

List of Roman Legions, Legio IIII Flavia Felix, Legion, Legionnaire, Gaius Julius Caesar, Gnaeus Pompey the Great, Mark Antony, Octavian Augustus, Legio XXII Primigenia, The Praetorians


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