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Roman Legion - Legio XXX Ulpia Victrix

Багерман А.Я., Евсеенков А.С.

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Legio XXX Ulpia Victrix ("Victorious Thirtieth Legion of Trajan") - a legion created in 105 AD to participate in the Dacian wars of the Emperor Trajan. The name of the legion combines the family from which the Emperor Trajan came-UIPIA (Ulpia) and the nickname VICTRIX (Victrix) - victorious. The legion number was assigned to the thirtieth, since at the time of formation the total number of legions under the command of Emperor Trajan was 29.

Dates of existence: 105 AD - V century AD

Legion Symbol: Neptune, later Jupiter. In the third century, capricorn was added to them.

Nicknames: Ulpia (Trajan), Victrix( Victorious); Pia Fidelis (loyal and devoted").

Battle Path

Altar with dedication to Jupiter Legio XXX Ulpia Victrix. It is kept in the museum of the city of Xanten, in Germany. 230 A.D.
Tiles with the Legion stamp from the Dutch city of Voorburg. Leiden State Museum Oudheden. 125-300 AD
Museum of the city of Xanten (Germany). Dedication to the Capitoline Triad of standard bearer XXX Ulpia Trajan. A.D. 239

Denarius of the Roman emperor Lucius Septimius Severus minted in 193 in honor of the 30th Ulpian Legion

An inscription mentioning XXX Ulpi Victrix was found in the town of Stara Zagora (Bulgaria).
Museum of Xanten (Germany), inscription on the brickwork with the name of the legion. 70-200 AD
Museum of Xanten (Germany). The inscription is dedicated to three demobilized legionnaires from Legio XXX Ulpi Victrix. 210 AD

Related topics

List of Roman Legions, Legion, Legionnaire, Marcus Ulpius Nerva Trajan, Trajan's Column, The Trophy of Trajan, Legio I Minervia

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