Sextae

AttestedPraefectus legionis sextae in the Notitia Dignitatum   and   in Brit ad legionem sext on the Marble of Thorigny, from AD 238.

Where:  Generally presumed to be York, around SE6051, as discussed by Rivet & Smith on pp 219-220.

Name Origin:  Latin for ‘sixth’ (feminine genitive or dative) short for ‘base of the sixth legion’.

Notes:  This analysis rejects the possibility considered by Rivet & Smith that another line in the Notitia referred to the same place: Praefectus equitum Dalmatiorum, Praesidio.

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