The Roman Army A to Z: optime maxime con(serva) numerum omnium militantium

optime maxime con(serva) numerum omnium militantium (Phr.)

Literally ‘Best and Greatest (i.e. Jupiter), protect all serving in the unit’. Motto on 2nd/3rd century AD baldric fittings. AE 1912, 291; RIB 2429.7. [Bishop and Coulston 2006]

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