This page created 15 January, 2003, and last modified: 30 December 2014 (Maier reference numbers added)
Above: Frontpiece from the Bodleian manuscript (O).
The stations depicted are: Augustanis, Phebianis,
Submuntorio, Vallato, Ripa prima, Cambidano,
Guritia, Foetibus, Teriolis, Quintanis.
The following units, and tribunes and prefects along with their units, are listed as being under the command of the Duke of first and second Raetiae (i.e. Switzerland; the numbers in front of the names refer to Ingo Maier's numbering scheme):
147.2 Equites stablesiani seniores, at Augustanis
In addition to the five detachments of Legio III Italica noted above under the Dux, a further attachment is recorded (98/9.111) in the Magister Peditum's infantry roster, and assigned (102/5.104) to the Comes Illyricum. Its shield pattern is as given below:
That under O comes from the Bodleian manuscript in Oxford, that under P from the Paris manuscript, that under M from the first portion of the Munich manuscript, that under W from the second portion of the Munich manuscript, and that under B from the Froben edition. This is unlikely to have been the pattern born by the detachments of Legio III Italica still in Raetia, however, as units transferred to a field army from a garrison station seem to have been given new shield patterns. The legion was a creation of Marcus Aurelius in the mid-2nd century, along with it sister unit, Legio II Italica, which in the Notitia is based in neighbouring Noricum.
The men under the Praefectus militum Ursariensium might possibly be the same unit as the Ursarienses of the Magister Equitum in his Gallic command, although a detachment with the same name under the Dux tractus Armoricani et Nervicani looks a better bet for that.
The men under the Praefectus numeri barbaricariorum are distinctively named. Firstly, not many units are called numeri in the Notitia; the others are all in Britain. Secondly barbaricariorum would appear to mean "an embroider working with gold"; although there are several Fabricae (workshops) barbaricariorum mentioned in the civilian sections of the Notitia, its usage as a military name is unusual.
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