ANCIENT Roman legionary Silver Ring Legio V Alaudae ELEPHANT 52BC–AD87 20mm

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Seller: luxeon55 (539) 100%, Location: Tervile, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 223859436890 Roman Silver ring ANCIENT Roman legionary Silver Ring Legio V Alaudae ELEPHANT 52BC–AD87 20mma Roman ring engraved with a ELEPHANT with a Roman inscription on the V weight -11.89grinside size - 20 mmoutside size -25 x 27 mmLegio V AlaudaeFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchPart of a series on theMilitary of ancient Rome753 BC – AD 476Structural history[show]Campaign history[show]Technological history[show]Political history[show]Strategy and tactics[show]Frontiers and fortifications[show] Ancient Rome portal • War portalvteLegio quinta alaudae ("Lark-crested Fifth Legion"), sometimes also known as Gallica, was a legion of the Imperial Roman army founded in 52 BC by the general Gaius Julius Caesar (dictator of Rome 49-44 BC). It was levied in Transalpine Gaul to fight the armies of Vercingetorix, and was the first Roman legion to comprise non-citizens. The legion was destroyed in AD 86 at the battle of Tapae in Domitian's Dacian War.Contents1History2See also3Notes4References4.1Primary sources4.2Secondary sources5External linksHistory[edit]Signum of Legio V Alaudae (simplified reconstruction).Its emblem was an elephant, and their cognomen Alaudae came from the high crest on the soldiers' helmets, typical of the Gauls, which made them look like larks. The French word "Alouette" is a direct descendant of "Alauda", itself not a proper Latin noun, but a loan word from Gaulish, possibly the first reason for the legionary name.V Alaudae was the first Roman legion composed of provincial soldiers, as opposed to Roman citizens. Caesar paid the soldiers with his own resources, but the legion was later recognized by the Roman Senate. V Alaudae was raised to fight Vercingetorix in the Gallic Wars, and stayed in Gaul until 49 BC, when it was moved to Spain. The legion served with Mark Antony between 41 BC and 31 BC and probably fought in Actium. After Antony committed suicide, it was merged into Augustus' army in 30 BC.Legio V was involved in a mutiny on the Rhine in AD 14.[1]Its emblem was awarded in 46 BC for bravery against a charge of war elephants at the Battle of Thapsus.Known locations for V Alaudae include: Material: Silver

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