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ANCIENT ROMAN SILVER LEGIONARY SENATORIAL RING RING SEAL Legio VI VICTRIX BULL

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ANCIENT ROMAN SILVER LEGIONARY SENATORIAL RING RING SEAL Legio VI VICTRIX BULL STRONG SENATORY silver ring seal, engraved bull in attack, legend of the Legion VI VICTRIX and inscription in front of him LEG VI VICTRIX L. VITELLIVS CONSOR.SEX., from the side engraved additional inscriptions that may have been engraved later on a posting expedition EXPEDITE.ROMVICTRIX.LEG VI LEG VI VICTRIXL. VITELLIVS CONSOR.SEX size ring inside - 21 mmsize ring outside -35X 30mmweight - 29.34 grLegio sexta victrix ("Victorious Sixth Legion") was a legion of the Imperial Roman army founded in 41 BC by the general Octavian (later known as the emperor Augustus). It was the twin legion of VI Ferrata and perhaps held veterans of that legion, and some soldiers kept to the traditions of the Caesarian legion.In 119, Hadrian relocated the legion to northern Britannia, to assist those legions already present in quelling the resistance there. Victrix was key in securing victory, and would eventually replace the diminished IX Hispana at Eboracum.[3] In 122 the legion started work on Hadrian's Wall which would sustain the peace for two decades.Twenty years later, they helped construct the Antonine Wall and its forts such as Castlecary[4]but it was largely abandoned by 164.In 175, the Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius, defeated the Iazyges tribe of Sarmatians. He took them into Roman service and settled 5,500 of them in Britain; some were assigned to the VI Legion Victrix based in York and others are attested in a unit at Ribchester, south of Lancaster.In 185, the British legions mutinied and put forward a commander of their own, named Priscus, to replace the unpopular Emperor Commodus, but the former declined. The mutiny was suppressed by Pertinax, who would later become emperor himself after Commodus was murdered.The Legate of the legion in the late second century, Claudius Hieronymianus, dedicated a temple to Serapis in Eboracum in advance of the arrival of Septimius Severus in AD208.[5]An altar to Hercules was dedicated by Gaius Vitellius Atticianus, Centurion of the Legio VI Victrix, at Whitley Castle (Epiacum).[6]