GENUINE Ancient Roman Legionary Officer Silver ring Legio IX the lost legion

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Seller: teaguesantiquities (1,019) 100%, Location: Colfax, North Carolina, Ships to: US, Item: 302775824967 THIS IS A 100% PIECE OF HISTORY A SILVER RING THAT ONCE BELONG TO AN OFFICER FROM THE FAMIOUS IX LEGION. THE 9TH IS THE LEGION THAT WAS LOST SOMEWHERE IN THE EARLY PART OF THE 2ND CENTURY MANY BOOKS AND MOVIES HAVE BEEN MADE ABOUT THIS LEGION NOW HERE OS A VERY CHANCE TO OWN A REAL PIECE OF WORLD HISTORY Julius Caesar With the Seventh, Eighth and Tenth legions, the Ninth was among the oldest units in the imperial Roman army. They were with Julius Caesar when he invaded Gaul in 58 BCE. The Roman commander mentions the Ninth Legion in his accounts of the battle against the Nervians. During the civil war against Caesar's fellow-triumvir and rival Pompey, it fought in Hispania in the battle of Ilerda (Summer 49); later, the soldiers were transferred to Placentia in northern Italy, where they briefly revolted. In the spring of 48, the Ninth served at Dyrrhachium, where it suffered heavily. In the battle of Pharsalus (9 August 48), it fought as one unit with the Eighth. After this battle, the soldiers were sent back to Italy to be pensioned off, but in 46, they participated in Caesar's African campaign. Some veterans were settled in Picenum, others at Histria.Britain Floortile from Scalesceugh Lodge, stamped LEG VIIII In 43, the emperor Claudius invaded Britain with II Augusta, VIIII Hispana, XIV Gemina and XX Valeria Victrix. The Ninth, commanded by Aulus Plautius, was first stationed in two camps at Longthorpe and Newton-on-Trent. It may have shared a base with XIV Gemina in Leicester too, but this is not certain. Anyhow, it was in Lincoln after 55. According to our sources, it suffered very heavy losses (about a third of its strength) during the revolt of queen Boudicca (60). However, its commander, Quintus Petillius Cerialis, could continue his career, which suggests that he and his men had behaved honorably. Reinforcements were shipped in from the German provinces. After 71, we are not sure about its whereabouts, but in 77, it was transferred to York, where it had to guard the northern frontier of Roman Britain and replaced II Adiutrix. Tombstone of Gaius Saufeius from Lincoln Cerialis, who had returned to Britain after an important campaign in the Rhineland in 70 (against the rebellious Batavians), took personal command of VIIII Hispana, and in 78 directed it against the warriors of the leader of the Brigantes in northern England, Venutius. At the same time, Gnaeus Julius Agricola led XX Valeria Victrix to the north. Together, they crushed Venutius near Stanwick. In 83, a subunit of VIIII Hispana fought against the Chatti, a Germanic tribe near Mainz in Germania Superior. Perhaps as many as 1,000 men were away from Britain, which seems to have caused some difficulties during Agricola's war. It is possible, perhaps likely, that a subunit took part in Trajan's invasion of Dacia, but this is - again - not proven. The last recorded, datable activity of this legion in Britain was in 108/109, when it built a stone fortress at York. What happened next, is unclear. Several scholars have argued that it was defeated and annihilated by the Picts, maybe in 117/118, and that this caused the emperor Hadrian to build the famous wall in northern Englan Material: SILVER

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