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Roman Legion - Legio XXII Primigenia

Багерман А.Я., Евсеенков А.С.

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Legio XXII Primigenia (Legion XXII Primordial) — Roman legion of the imperial era, formed by the Emperor Caligula.

Date of existence: 39 AD-IV century AD

Symbol: Hercules and Capricorn. Several tiles show a lion with an amphora and something resembling a snake.

Nicknames: Primigenia Pia VI Fidelis VI Domitiana Antoniniana Alexandriana (Primordial, 6 times faithful and 6 times devoted, Domitian, Antoninov, Alexandrian)

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Tile with the stamp Legio XXII Primigenia Pia Fidelis. The city of Xanten (Germany). Date: first century
Tile brand Legio XXII Primigenia (lion). Date: first century Saalsburg Museum. Austria.
Tombstone of G. Falconius Secunda soldata Legio XXII Primigenia. Mainz. Germany. I century

Ring of the soldier Legio XXII Primigenia. I c. Mainz, Germany.
Tombstone of T. Julius Tuttius soldier Legio XXII Primigenia. Cologne. Germany. I century
Tile Legio XXII Primigenia Pia Fidelis. Saalburg Museum, Austria, first century

An inscription mentioning Legio XXII Primigenia Pia Fidelis. Mainz, Germany. I century

Related topics

List of Roman Legions, Legion, Legionnaire, Legio XXI Rapax, Legio I Germanica, Legio XVI Gallica, Legio V Alaude, Legio XV Primigenia, Constantine I the Great


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