Gnaeus Papirius Aelianus

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Governor of Britannia by 146AD

Gnaeus Papirius Aelianus Aemilius Tuscillus was a Roman politician living in the 2nd century AD and Consul Suffectus in the year 135. He was Quaestor in the "senatorial" province of Achaea as recorded in a fragment of an inscription from Granada in 124AD, then in 126AD as a Tribune of the people. In 128AD as Praetor he served as legate of Legio XIIII Gemina then stationed in Carnuntum in the province of Pannonia superior. Emperor Hadrian appointed him as Governor of the province of Dacia superior from 132 to 134AD; He was suffect Consul1 at the end of 135AD.2 Finally a military diploma from Chester proves that he held the dignity of a consular Governor of the province of Britannia as the successor of Quintus Lollius Urbicus 146 under emperor Antoninus Pius.(RIB 2401) the date of his death is unknown.