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Location of the Roman Legions

Inscription by the Legatus P Sulpicius Scribonius Rufus of the Legio XV Primigenia to honor Nero Caesar

Military scenes on Roman coins

The  Location of Roman Legions from Caesar to ca. 300 AD is summarized in a table (pdf format, acrobat reader needed).

For maps please clíck on the below:

See the Tabula Peutingeriana, the only surving copy of a Roman road map showing the roads and distances across the Roman Empire

The military focus in the West of the Empire shifted during the early Empire from Spain to the Germanic war theatre (River Rhine), and later to the lower Danube (Moesia, Dacia). The legions followed the need and were moved to new locations over the centuries.

Welknown events are e.g.

Related Pages in the Museum:

Countermarks of roman legions on coins are shown in the Legionary Countermark section.
Coins making reference to roman legions are to be found in the Legionary Coin section.
Wars and Victories on Roman coins.
Military Diploma
Military Equipment
Roman Legionary Bricks
Roman Legions Main Page

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