The Tungri were a tribe inhabiting the western Ardennes in central Europe. It would seem that during the Principate the Tungri provided the Roman army with especially valued soldiers. No less than three alae and four coholtes were named after this tribe: the ala I Tungrorun, the ala I Tungrorum Frontoniana, the ala I Asturum et Tungrorum, the cohors I Tungt’orum milliaria, the cohors II Tungrorum nilliaria equitata, the cohors III Tungrorum and finally the cohors IV Tungrorum milliaria.
RIB 1579 - Dedication by instruction of Clarian Apollo
To the gods and goddesses according to the interpretation of the oracle of Clarian Apollo the First Cohort of Tungrians (set this up).
LI CLARI APOLLINIS
COH I TVNGRORVM
Evidence for the presence of Ala Primae Tungrorum in Britain
- Cil Vii.1194 privilegia militvm; dated: late? AD105.
- Burn 100; CIL XVI.65 military diploma dated: July 17th AD122.
- L’Année Épigraphique 1997.1001 diploma dated 27th February AD158.
- Mumrills (Central; RIB 2140),
- ?Deva (Chester, Cheshire; RIB 2401.2; diploma; AD105).
- ?Eburacum (York, North Yorkshire; RIB 2401.6 et 2401.8; AD124 / AD135).