Claudius Apellinus was a governor of Britannia Inferior, a province of Roman Britain during the reign of Severus Alexander (AD 222 and 235). It is unclear whether his governorship precedes or succeeds those of Calvisius Rufus and Valerius Crescens Fulvianus.
Epigraphic Evidence of Claudius Apellinus being Governor of Britannia Inferior
Claudius Apellinus is known through an inscription marking the repair of a ballistarium at Bremenium, today High Rochester, Northumberland:
Bremenium (High Rochester, Northumberland; RIB 1281; dated: 222-35AD)
IMP CAES G IVLIV VERO MAXIMINO P F AVG GERM MAX DAC MAX SARM MAX PONT MAX TR P III IMP VI COS PROCOS P P ET G IVLIO VERO MAXIMO GER MAX DAC MAX SARM MAX NOB CAES NOS SVB …VCCIANO V C LEG AVG PR PR COH I BATAVORVM FECIT CVRANTE BVRRIO …STO PRAEF PERPETVO ET .
For the Emperor Caesar Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Pius Felix Augustus … and for …, mother of the army, the First Loyal Cohort of Vardulli, one thousand strong, Severiana Alexandriana, restored from ground-level this artillery-platform under the charge of Claudius Apellinus, imperial legate, under the direction of Aurelius Quintus, tribune.