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Legio Duovicesimae Primigenia

The Twenty-Second Firstborn Legion

Epigraphic Evidence for Legio XXII Primigenia in Britain

Tombstone from Piercebridge

D M ... GRACILI ORDINATO GERMAN SVPERIOR LEG XXII AVRELIA ...ILLA CONIVGI FACIENDVM CVRAVIT
'To the shades of the departed [...] Gracilis, a regular soldier of the Twenty-second Legion from Upper Germany. Aurelia [...]illa his wife oversaw the making [of this memorial].'
(RIB 1026; tombstone)

Legionary Building Stone? from Blatobulgium

...VIII AVG ...XXIIPR
'[...] the Eighth Augustan [Legion and] the Twenty-Second [Legion] Primigenia.'
(RIB 2116a; Britannia xxiii (1992), p.318)

Building Inscription from Scotland
(exact location unknown)

VEXILLATIO LEG XXII PRIMIGEN
'A detachment of the Twenty-Second Legion Primigenia [made this].'
(RIB 2216)

Other Evidence for the Legion in Britain

T PONTIVS T F PAL SABINVS PRAEF COH I PANN ET DALMAT EQ C R TRIB MIL LEG VI FERRAT DONIS DONATVS EXPEDITIONE PARTHICA A DIVO TRAIANO HASTA PVRA VEXILLO CORONA MVRALI > LEG XXII PRIMIG > LEG XIII GEMIN PRIMVS PILVS LEG III AVG PRAEPOSITVS VEXILLATIONIBVS MILLIARIIS TRIBVS EXPEDITIONE BRITTANNICA LEG VII GEMIN VIII AVG XXII PRIMIG TRIB COH III VIG COH XIIII VRB COH II PRAET P P II PROC PROVINC NARBONENS IIII VIR I D QVINQ FLAMEN PATRON MVNICIPI
"..."
Burn 98; from Ferentinum in Latium