Tombstone of a Roman cavalryman

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The auxiliary units were the most ethnically diverse sections of the Roman army, but even by the end of the 1st century AD, the spread of Roman citizenship meant that the legions themselves were no longer exclusively Italian. There is evidence for the presence in Britain of Roman troops from many different parts the empire. Most of them were from elsewhere in Europe, but some were from further afield, for example, North Africa and the Middle East.

Roman soldier from Macedonia


The tombstone from Lincoln of Gaius Saufeius, a Roman soldier from Macedonia.

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Roman soldier from Hungary


The tombstone from Lincoln of Titus Valerius Pudens, a Roman soldier from present-day Hungary.

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Roman altar from Cumbria


An altar from Maryport, Cumbria, dedicated by an army officer from Algeria.

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Roman cavalryman


Bronze figurine of a Roman cavalryman from North Africa.

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Discharge certificate


A discharge certificate from Cheshire for Reburrus, a Spanish cavalry officer.

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Tombstone of a Roman cavalryman