Cohors Secundae Delmatarum Equitata – The Second Cohort of Delmatae, part -mounted

These were a mixed regiment of cavalry and infantry recruited from among the Delmatian tribes who occupied the area which is now modern Yugoslavia. Their presence is attested on an undated altarstone dedicated to the god Veterus from Carvoran in Northumberland which is probably from the third century. The unit is also recorded at the Carvoran fort in the Notitia Dignitatum of the late-fourth century. The military discharge certificate dated to 105AD may possibly refer to Cohors IV Delmatarum.

Evidence for the presence of Cohors Secundae Delmatarum Equitata in Britain

  1. Cil Vii.1194; privilegia militvm, dated: late? 105AD.
  2. Burn 100; CIL XVI.65; military diploma dated July 17th 122AD.
  3. L’Année Épigraphique 1997.1779b; diploma dated c.126AD.
  4. Carvoran (RIB 1795 altar; Notitia Dignitatum).