I Minervia   Update 29.09.2016    
1 Real-Encyclopädie article Legio by Ritterling p.1420-1434      
History from 30 BC to 284 AD        
Date Action Legionary HQ Modern name Province Comment
c.83 AD raised by Domitian for the war against the Chatti Bonna Bonn Germania Inferior called I Flavia Minervia. Minerva was Domitian's favorite goddess.
89 with 3 other legions defeated Saturninus' revolt       VI Vic, X Gem, XXII Pg
89 called I Flavia Minervia Pia Fidelis Domitiana       "dutiful, loyal, of Domitian"
96 after Domitian's muder became I Minervia Pia Fidelis        
101-106 Trajan's Dacian wars        
106/107 moved back to the Rhine Bonna Bonn Germania Inferior  
161-166 L.Verus' Parthian war        
166/167 moved back to the Rhine Bonna Bonn Germania Inferior  
166-180 M.Aurelius' Marcomannic wars        
193-197 fought for Septimius Severus in civil wars        
197-198 Septimius Severus' 2nd Parthian war (vexillation)        
198-208 vexillation at Lugdunum as occupying force after civil war Lugdunum Lyons Gallia Lugdunensis but legion HQ still Bonna
208-211 ? vexillation in Septimus Severus' campaigns in Britannia        
211/222 received title "Antoniniana" from Elagabalus        
222 dropped "Antoniniana" after Elagabalus's murder        
231 mentioned with title "Severiana Alexandriana"        
235 after Alexander Severus' death named I Minervia Maximiniana Pia Fidelis Antoniana.        
238 When Maximinus was murdered legion dropped "Maximiniana" replaced by "Gordiana"        
256-258 Gallienus awarded title "VI Pia VI Fidelis"        
284 still on the Rhine Bonna Bonn Germania Inferior