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Does Legio l actually exist?


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Interesting thanks. I have read Ammianus, both the Penguin Classics version and the free online version at penelope.chicago.edu site. A coin of Singara I have from Tranquillina has the Legion I parthica (centaur) symbol above the head of Tyche. I'm on my phone now or I'd post the pic!

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There were at least three Legion I's represented in the Gallienus Legionary Series. See http://www258.pair.com/denarius/cgi-bin/erfind.pl?sstring=legio+milan :

Göbl 982c GALLIENVS AVG LEG I ADI VI P VI F
(Legio I Adiutrix pia fidelis was raised from naval forces by Nero)
http://gallienus.info/images/erf_ri1921t.jpg
Radiate head left Capricorn springing right.
Göbl 982n GALLIENVS AVG LEG I ADI VI P VI F http://gallienus.info/images/erf_ri1438t.jpg
Radiate cuirassed bust right, one ribbon behind, one forward across shoulder Capricorn springing right.
Göbl 982o GALLIENVS AVG LEG I ADI VI P VI F http://gallienus.info/images/erf_ri2598t.jpg
Radiate cuirassed bust right, holding spear in left hand over left shoulder Capricorn springing right.
Göbl 982r GALLIENVS AVG LEG I ADI VI P VI F http://gallienus.info/images/erf_ri2544t.jpg
Radiate cuirassed bust right, both ribbons behind Capricorn springing right.
Göbl 986r GALLIENVS AVG LEG I ITAL VI P VI F
(Legio I Italica was raised by Nero)
http://gallienus.info/images/erf_ri1765t.jpg
Radiate cuirassed bust right Boar charging right.
Göbl 988r GALLIENVS AVG LEG I MIN VI P VI F
(Legio I Flavia Minervia was raised by Domitian)
http://gallienus.info/images/erf_ri2429t.jpg
Radiate cuirassed bust right Minerva standing left, holding Victory in right hand and spear with left. Shield at feet right.
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That is an exceptional Marc Anthony legionary coin plus the rarest of the rare  legion!    Maybe someone voiced doubts  somewhere and I picked up on it.  If that is all there is, then the survival of this is.......debateable? No?  Not an expert just curious.  No more  typical  worn PR 1 / legio 1 coins anywhere?  That would worry me!

I take it  that PRI  means premier= number 1 , but all the same..............

NSK=John

 

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