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Roman Legion - Legio XXI Rapax

Багерман А.Я.

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Legio XXI Rapax The Twenty-First Swift Legion was a Roman legion formed by Octavian.

Date of creation: 31 BC

It lasted until 92 AD (1st century AD), when it was defeated in Pannonia (a Roman province located in the Central European region, in what is now Hungary, eastern Austria, northern Slovenia, northern Croatia, northeastern Serbia, northern Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Symbol: Capricorn

Battle Path

Coin XXI Rapax. Бюссель, Koninklijke Musea Voor Kunst En Geschiedenis. 1st century BC
Philip. Dedication of Officer XXI Rapax. A.D. 41-54
Tiles with the stamp of the Legion XXI Rapax from Strasbourg. Strasbourg, Rohan Palace Museum. Around 45 AD.

Related topics

Legion, Legionnaire


1. Dandelot-Collins. "The Roman legions. The Complete History of the Roman Legions”"

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

3. F. Berard, "La légion XXIe Rapax", in: Yann Le Boheck, Les légions de Rome sous le Haut-Empire (2000 Lyon) 49-67

4. L. Rossi, " Legio XXI Rapax ... atque Infidelis?", In : Jan Le Bogec," The Legion of Rome and the Empire of the Upper Classes " (2000 Lyon) 491-498.


Mainz (Germany), Landesmuseum. Tombstone of L. Marius from Legion XXI of Rapax. 1st century AD
Mainz (Germany), Landesmuseum. Tombstone of C. Marcius from Legion XXI of Rapax and his son. 1st century AD