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Item:324004214999ANCIENT ROMAN MILITARY LEGIONARY SILVER SEAL RING LEGION XVIII CIRCA. 41-31BCELegio duodevigesima ("Eighteenth Legion") was a legion of the Imperial Roman army. It was founded ca. 41 BC by the future emperor Augustus. The legion was, along with two others, destroyed in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest (September 9, 9 AD). This legion was probably created to deal with Sextus Pompeius, the last opponent of the second triumvirate, garrisoned in Sicily and threatening Rome's grain supply. It was probably one of the eight legions Augustus promised Mark Antony for his campaign against the Parthians, but never delivered.Following the defeat of Antony and Cleopatra in the battle of Actium (31 BC), the legion was stationed in Gaul. In the end of the 1st century BC, the XVIIIth was sent to the Germania provinces in the Rhine to take part in the enormous army led by Drusus and later Tiberius. In 5, the provinces were pacified. In 7, Publius Quinctilius Varus was assigned governor.On September 9, Arminius, leader of the Cheruscan allies, reported a rebellion in the Rhine area. Without suspecting the information received, Varus took his three legions, the XVIII along with XVII and XIX, and headed west. On 9 September, near modern Osnabrück, the Cheruscii led by Arminius ambushed the governor's army. All three legions were destroyed in what is known as the Battle of Teutoburg Forest and their eagle standards lost. After their destruction, the Romans never used these legion numbers (XVII, XVIII and XIX) again. APPROXIMATE SIZE AND WEIGHT:Height in MM: 27Width in MM: 29Length in MM: 17Weight in Grams: 23.6 COMBINED POSTAGE:If you have purchased more than one item and require combined postage, please send us a message and request a new invoice and it will be provided for you. You may combine multiple weeks items into one parcel however each weeks invoice must be paid, the following invoices will have postage set to £0.PAYMENTS:Please make payment within 7 days, any unpaid items will have a case automatically opened against them by Ebay on day 8.SHIPPING:All orders are sent tracked, If you have any issues with your item not arriving please contact us and we will assist you.RETURNS:If you have any issue with any order for any reason, you may return it within 30 days. Any returned item MUST be received in the condition they were sent. Any breakages/scratches/cleaning of items and they will not be eligible for a refund.Customer satisfaction is paramount, if you have any issues at all, contact us immediately.OTHER:We are selling only authentic items unless stated otherwise in the form of 'style' or 'replica'. If you have any reason to doubt an item you have purchased, even if we are not in agreement, you may return it within 30 days.If you have any questions about any of our listings, feel free to contact us for a swift response. REMEMBER:Please add us to your favourite sellers list to avoid missing out!Colour:Silver, Type:Rings, Featured Refinements:Roman Ring
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Ancient Roman Military Legionary Silver Seal Ring Legion Xviii Circa. 41-31Bce