Military Diplomata

L' Année Épigraphique 1997.1779b; c.126AD

This document names several infantry (cohortes peditatae) and part-mounted (cohortes equitatae) regiments, in the army of the propraetor Trebius Germanus. Both the initial portion and the names of the witnesses are lost. However, another copy of this particular series of diplomata has been found, from which most of the original text may be reconstructed. See AE 1997.1779a

E]T I HAMIORVM SAGITTARIA E[T I AQVITANORVM ET I --- ET I FRISIAVONVM ET I] TVNGRORVM MILLARIA ET I AELIA D[ACORVM MILLARIA ET II GALLORVM ET II PANNONIORVM] ET II ASTVRVM ET II DELMATARVM ET II NERVIORVM [ET II LINGONVM] ET III LINGONVM ET III BRACARAVGVSTANORVM ET IIII GALLORVM ET I[III LINGONVM ET I[III BREVCORVM ET V GALLORVM ET VI NERVIORVM ET VII THRACVM [ET SVNT I]N BRITTANIA SVB TREBIO GERMANO QVIN[IS ET VICENIS PL]VRI[BVSVE STIPENDIS] EMERITIS DIMISSIS HONESTA MISSIONE QVOR[VM NOMINA SVB]SCRIPTA SVNT IPSIS LIBERIS POSTERIS[QVE EORVM] CIVITATEM DEDIT ET CONVBIVM CVM VXORIBVS Q[VAS TVNC] HABVISSENT CVM EST CIVITAS IIS DATA AVT SI QVI CAELIBES [ES]SENT CVM IIS QVAS POSTEA DVXISSENT DVMTAXAT SINGVLI SINGVLAS. ANTE DIEM XIII KALENDAS SEPTEMBRES Q TINEIO RVFO M LICINIO CELERE NEPOTE CONSVLIBVS COHORTIS II LINGONVM CVI PRAEST C HEDIVS VERVS PITTINO MERGENTE EX PEDITE ITAXAE STAMILLAE F DACO. DESCRIPTVM ET RECOGNITVM EX TABVLA AENEA QVAE FIXA EST ROMAE IN MVRO POST TEMPLVM DIVI AVGVSTI AD MINERVAM
[... the ... infantry cohorts here enumerated ...]
Cohors Primae Hamiorum Sagittariorum
Cohors Primae Aquitanorum
Cohors Primae [...]
Cohors Primae Frisiavonum
Cohors Primae Tungrorum milliaria
Cohors Primae Aelia Dacorum milliaria
Cohors Secundae Gallorum
Cohors Secundae Pannoniorum
Cohors Secundae Asturum
Cohors Secundae Dalmatarum
Cohors Secundae Neviorum
[Cohors Secundae Lingonum]
Cohors Tertiae Lingonum
Cohors Tertiae Bracaraugustanorum
Cohors Quartae Gallorum
Cohors Quartae Lingonum
Cohors Quartae Breucorum
Cohors Quintae Gallorum
Cohors Sextae Nerviorum
Cohors Septimae Thracum
which are in Britain under Trebius Germanus. The veteran soldiers who have served twenty-five years or more, and received an honourable discharge and whose names are written below. To them and to their children for posterity has been granted the citizenship. Also lawful marriage to their wives they have at that time they are assigned the citizenship, or, if they were unmarried, with those whom they later marry, provided that it be only one woman for one man.
Dated thirteen days before the Calends of September in the consulship of Quintus Tineius Rufus and Marcus Licinius Celeris Nepos (20th August c.126AD).
From the Second Cohort of Lingones under the command of Gaius Hedius Verus. To Pittinus Mergens, ex foot-soldier from Itaxa?, the son of Stamilla the Dacian.
Copied and checked against the tablet of bronze which is set up in Rome on the wall behind the temple of the Divine Augustus and next to that of Minerva.

[Witnessed by ...]

The Latin text of AE 1997.1779b was obtained from Gnomon Online (WebSite in German). The English translation of the diploma, including any inherent mistakes, is my own. TOGO