Military Diplomata

Burn 95; CIL XVI.48; dated: January 19th 103AD

This document names four cavalry alae and eleven infantry (cohortes peditatae) and part-mounted (cohortes equitatae) regiments, in the army of the propraetor Lucius Neratius Marcellus:

IMP CAESAR DIVI NERVAE F NERVA TRAIANVS AVGVSTVS GERMANICVS DACICVS PONTIFEX MAXIMVS TRIBVNIC POTESTAT VII IMP III P P COS V EQVITIBVS ET PEDITIBVS QVI MILITANT IN ALIS QVATTVOR ET COHERTIBVS DECEM ET VNA QVAE APPELLANTVR I THRACVM ET I PANNONIORVM TAMPIANA ET GALLORVM SEPOSIANA ET HISPANORVM VETTONVM C R ET I HISPANORVM ET I VANGIONVM MILLIARIA ET I I ALPINORVM ET I MORINORVM ET I CVGERNORVM ET I BAETASIORVM AT I TVNGRORVM ET I THRACVM ET III BRACARAVGVSTANORVM ET IIII LINGONVM ET IIII DELMATARVM ET SVNT IN BRITANNIA SVB L NERATIO MARCELLO QVI QVINA ET VICENA PLVRAVE STIPENDIA MERVERVNT QVORVM NOMINA SVBSCRIPTA SVNT IPSIS LIBERIS POSTERISQVE EORVM CIVITATEM DEDIT ET CONVBIVM CVM VXORIBVS QVAS TVNC HABVISSENT CVM EST CIVITAS IIS DATA AVT SI QVI CAELIBES ESSENT CVM IIS QVAS POSTEA DVXISSENT DVMTAXAT SINGVLI SINGVLAS
A D XIIII KAL FEBR M' LABERIO MAXIMO II Q GLITIO AGRICOLA II COS
ALAE I PANNONIORVM TAMPIANAE CVI PRAEST C VALERIVS CELSVS DECVRIONI REBVRRO SEVERI F HISPAN DESCRIPTVM ST RECOGNITVM EX TABVLA AENEA QVAE FIXA EST ROMAE IN MVRO POST TEMPLVM DIVI AVG AD MINERVAM
Q POMPEI HOMERI C PAPI EVSEBETIS
T FLAVI SECVNDI P CAVLI VITALIS
C VETTIENI MODESTI P ATINI HEDONICI
TI CLAVDI MENANDRI
For Imperator Caesar Nerva Trajanus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus, High Priest, holding tribunician power for the seventh time, hailed Imperator three times, consul five times. To the cavalry and infantry soldiers who saw military service in the four cavalry alae and eleven infantry cohortes who are named
Ala I Thracum
Ala I Pannoniorum Tampiana
Ala Gallorum Sebosiana
Ala Hispanorum Vettonum civium Romanorum
Cohors I Hispanorum
Cohors I Vangionum milliaria
Cohors I Alpinorum
Cohors I Morinorum
Cohors I Cugernorum
Cohors I Baetasiorum
Cohors I Tungrorum
Cohors I Thracum
Cohors III Bracaraugustanorum
Cohors IV Lingonum
Cohors IV Delmatarum
which are in Britain under Lucius Neratius Marcellus. For those who have served twenty-five or more years 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 fourteen days before the calends of February when Mamercus Laberius Maximus - for the second time - and Quintus Glitius Agricola - also for the second time - were consuls (19th January 103AD).
From the First Wing of Tampian Pannonians, commanded by Gaius Valerius Celsus, to the decurion Reburrus, the son of Severus the Spaniard.
Copied and checked against the tablet of bronze which is set up in Rome on the wall behind the temple of the Divine Augustus next to that of Minerva.

[Witnessed by]
Quintus Pompeius Homerus
Gaius Papius Eusebes
Titus Flavius Secundus
Publius Caulus Vitalis
Caius Vettienus Modestinus
Publius Atinius Hedonis
Tiberius Claudius Menander

The Latin text of Burn 95/CIL XVI.48 was taken from The Romans in Britain - an Anthology of Inscriptions by A.R. Burn. The English translation of the diploma, including any inherent mistakes, is my own. TOGO