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Cohors Quintae Raetorum

The Fifth Cohort of Raeti

This unit was recruited from among the various tribes of the province of Raetia, which comprised parts of western Austria, south-eastern Germany and the south-western Czech Republic. Cohors Quintae Raetorum is mentioned in Britain on a military diploma from 122AD which includes the unit among the northern army of governor Aulus Platorius Nepos. They are also mentioned on a single altarstone to the goddess Coventina recovered from the environs of the fort at Carrawburgh on Hadrian's Wall. Their activities following the Hadrianic period are unknown.

Evidence for the Cohort in Britain

  1. Burn 100; CIL XVI.65; military diploma dated July 17th 122AD.
  2. Carrawburgh (RIB 1529 altar).