Military Diplomata

CIL VII.1195; Privilegia Militvm dated: 16th September 124AD

This document names six cavalry alae and twenty-one infantry (cohortes peditatae) and part-mounted (cohortes equitatae) regiments, in the army of the propraetor Platorius Nepos. Several of the cavalry wing entries are damaged, as are the names of the document witnesses also the name of the owner of the diploma.

IMP CAESAR DIVI TRAIANI PARTHICI F DIVI NERVAE
NEPOS TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG PONTIF
MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST VIII COS III PROCOS
EQVITIB ET PEDITIB QVI MILITAVER IN ALIS VI ET
COH XXI QVAE APP HISP ASTVR ET I QV...RV...
ET ... AL ET PICENTIANA ET ..R.... ET PETRIAN
ET ... C R ET I HISP ET I FRISIAVON ET I
HAMIOR SAGITT ET I SVNVC ET I VANG ET I BAETASIOR
ET I DELM ET I AQVIT ET I MENAP ET I VLP TRAIANA
CVGER C R ET I FIDA VARDVLOR C R ET I BATAV ET I TVNGR
ET II LING ET II ASTVR ET II DONGON ET II NERV
ET III BRACAVGVSTANOR ET III NERV
ET VI NERV QVAE SVNT IN BRITANNIA SVB PLATORIO NEPOTE
QVINIS ET VICEN PLVRIBVSVE STIPEND EMERITIS DIMISSIS
HONESTA MISSIONE QVORVM NOMINA SVBSCRIPTA SVNT
IPSIS LIBERIS POSTERISQVE EORVM CIVITATEM
DEDIT ET CONVBIVM CVM VXORIBVS QVAS TVNC
HABVISSENT CVM EST CIVITAS EIS DAT ... AVT SIQVI
CAELIBES ESSENT CVM EIS QVAS POSTEA DVXISSENT
DVM TAXAT SINGVLI SINGVLAS
A D XVI K OT
C IVLIO GALLO C VALERIO SEVERO COS
COH I SVNVCOR CVI PRAEST
M IVNIVS CLAVDIANVS
EX PEDITE
... ABANI FILIO SVNVCO
DESCRIPTVM ET RECOGNITVM EX TABVLA
AENEA QVAE FIXA EST ROMAE IN MVRO POST
TEMPLVM DIVI AVG AD MINERVAM
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Imperator Caesar Trajanus Hadrianus Augustus, son of the divine Trajan Parthicus, grandson of the divine Nerva, high priest, holding tribunician power for the eighth time, three times consul, proconsular. To the horsemen and foot-soldiers who are serving in the six cavalry squadrons and twenty-one infantry cohorts here appended:
Ala [Primae] Hispanorum Asturum[]
Ala Primae Qu[...] Ru[...][CIL vii.1195]
Ala [...] Al[]
Ala Picentiana[]
Ala [Ne]R[viorum]?[]
Ala Petriana[]
Cohors [Nervia Germanorum] civium Romanorum[restoration based on Burn 100]
Cohors Primae Hispanorum[]
Cohors Primae Frisiavonum[]
Cohors Primae Hamiorum Sagittariorum[]
Cohors Primae Sunicorum[]
Cohors Primae Vangionum[]
Cohors Primae Baetasiorum[]
Cohors Primae Delmatarum[]
Cohors Primae Aquitanorum[]
Cohors Primae Menapiorum[]
Cohors Primae Ulpia Traiana Cugernorum civium Romanorum[]
Cohors Primae Fida Vardullorum civium Romanorum[]
Cohors Primae Batavorum[]
Cohors Primae Tungrorum[]
Cohors Secundae Lingonum[]
Cohors Secundae Asturum[]
Cohors Secundae Dongonorum?[CIL vii.1195]
Cohors Secundae Nerviorum[]
Cohors Tertiae Bracaraugustanorum[]
Cohors Tertiae Nerviorum[]
Cohors Sextae Nerviorum[]
which are in Britain under Platorius Nepos. The veteran soldiers who have served twenty-five years or more and have 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 sixteen days before the calends of October in the consulship of Gaius Julius Gallus and Gaius Valerius Severus (16th September 124AD).
From Cohors Primae Sunicorum under the command of Marcus Junius Claudianus, to the former foot-soldier [...] son of Abanus of the Sunici.
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]
[...]
[...] Urbanus
[...] Severus
[...] Paratus

The Latin text of CIL VII.1195 was obtained from Gnomon Online (WebSite in German). The English translation of the diploma, including any inherent mistakes, is my own. TOGO