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vexillation

(ˌvɛksɪˈleɪʃən)
n
a group of soldiers in the Roman army, usually comprising a thousand men

Vexillation

 a company of veteran soldiers in the Roman army, 1656.
Example: the vexillation of the 20th Legion, 1656.
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Si l'on s'en tient a une simple evaluation des distances, la Legio IIII Macedonica a Herrera de Pisuerga, puis les troupes auxiliaires qui lui succedent, sont les plus susceptibles de remplir ce role : le site aurait meme pu accueillir des l'origine une vexillatio de la Legio IIII chargee de superviser la construction, l'entretien et le controle de la voie antique (Gomez Barreiro, 2012: 218, n.
At Vespasian's command Virdius Geminus, with a legionary vexillatio, hastily constructed new liburnians and cornered Anicetus at the Chobus (mod.
(91) Even in the late 2nd and early 3rd centuries, when vexillations of XV Apollinaris or XII Fulminata manned (never simultaneously) Trapezus, a vexillation of XV Apollinaris garrisoned Pityus, another legionary vexillatio of unknown origin was (at least during Hadrian's reign) at Phasis, and auxilia unit(s) inhabited Apsarus, Roman forces in the eastern Euxine probably never numbered 3000.
The Coventry-based Roman Military Research Society and Vexillatio Legionis Geminae will demonstrate battle tactics and drill.
It should not have been possible for our decurion to declare that Typasius used to serve in his vexillatio for the very reason that he should not himself have served in the army.
At this place [Castlecary Roman fort] was also dug up another portable Altar, with an Inscription partly obliterated; only in the Middle, beneath the Cornice, are these Words: MILITES VEXILLATIO III.