LEG XXII PRI - two specimens from the same obverse but different reverse dies
LEG XXII 'plain' - two specimens
Much more common are coins for Legion XXII without the modifying PRI. These are the only examples of the series that lack a legion name in addition to the number. Dies vary greatly in spacing spreading the short legend over the greater space (left) or starting it far around the edge (right). While many of these coins are partial legend, these 'odd' spacings allow many coins of this legion to be identified from very few letters. I have absolutely no idea why coins of this legion were issued lacking the modifying name. (Please tell me!)
Legion XXX Ulpia was stationed at Vetera in northern Germany. Another of the rare German legions, this coin is also hard to find with full legends.
Remaining legions are shown on following pages. To improve loading times they are split over several pages.
Legions from Eastern mints
Legion 14 Several varieties of the most common legion
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