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Cohors Primae Menapiorum

The First Cohort of Menapii

This unit were recruited from among the Menapii tribe of northern Belgica, a maritime tribe who occupied the coastal region of Belgium and part of northern France. Their capital was at Castellum Menapiorum, now known as Cassel in France. They are attested in Britain only on military diplomata.

Evidence for the Cohort in Britain

  1. Burn 100; CIL XVI.65; military diploma dated July 17th 122AD.
  2. CIL VII.1195; privilegia militvm, dated September 16th 124AD.