Cohors Quartae Delmatarum – The Fourth Cohort of Delmatae

This infantry cohort contained five-hundred auxiliary soldiers recruited from the Delmatian tribes, who inhabited the areas bordering the eastern Adriatic in the modern countries of Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina and Montenegro. They are recorded in Britain on a building inscription from the inaccessible fort at Hardknott in Cumbria, dated sometime during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. The military discharge certificate dated to 105AD probably refers to Cohors II Delmatarum.

Evidence for the presence of Cohors Quartae Delmatarum in Britain

  1. Burn 95; CIL XVI.48; military diploma dated January 19th 103AD.
  2. Cil Vii.1194; privilegia militvm, dated: late? 105AD.
  3. Burn 100; CIL XVI.65; military diploma dated July 17th 122AD.
  4. Hardknott (RIB 793a 119-138AD).