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Roman Legion - Legio XV Apollinaris

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Legio XV Apollinaris (The Fifteenth Legion of Apollo) was a Roman legion formed by Octavian Augustus during the Republic.

Date of existence: 41-40 BC, existed until the beginning of the 5th century AD.

Symbol: exact information about the legion's emblem is unknown, but most likely it was either an image of the sun god Apollo, or one of the animals dedicated to this god, for example, the griffin.

Nicknames: Apollinaris( Apollonians), Pia Fidellis (Loyal and loyal)

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Tombstone of Plotidius Vitaly XV Apollinaris. Bad Deutsch-Altenburg Museum, Carnuntinum Museum. Austria. Around 94-120 AD.
Stele of Titus Calidius XV Apollinaris. Carnuntum. Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum. Austria. Early 2nd century AD
Stele of Quintus Fortesius of the Legion XV Apollinaris. Bad Deutsch-Altenburg Museum, Carnuntinum Museum. Austria.1-2 century AD

Tombstone of Seius from the Legion of the XV Apollinaris. Carnuntinum Museum. Austria. Around 80-125 AD.

Related topics

List of Roman Legions, Legion, Legionnaire, Gaius Julius Caesar, Octavian Augustus, Marcus Ulpius Nerva Trajan


1. Dandelot-Collins. Legions of Rome

2. R. Kanya. A brief history of the various Legions

3. M. Sazel Kos, " The Fifteenth Legion in Emon - some thoughts ", in Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 109 (1995), 227-244

4. E. Wheeler, "Legio XV Apollinaris: from Carnuntum to Satala-and beyond", in: Yann Le Boheck, "The Legion of Rome and the Empire of the Upper" (2000 Lyon) 259-308