II Augusta   Update 28.10.2016    
1 Real-Encyclopädie article Legio by Ritterling p.1457-1466      
History from 30 BC to 284 AD        
Date Action Legionary HQ Modern name Province Comment
48 BC raised as Caesar's 2nd consular legion or        
43 formed for Pansa's consular army        
26-19 Cantabrian Wars in Spain     Hispania  
ante 9 AD title "Augusta" attested first time       possibly awarded in Cantabrian wars
9-10 AD moved to the Rhine after Varus disaster Moguntiacum Mainz Germania Superior  
14-16 Germanicus' campaigns in Germania        
17 based at Argentoratum Strasbourg Germania Superior  
43 Claudius' invasion of Britain     Britannia legion commanded by Vespasian
c.43 based at Isca Dumnoniorum Exeter Britannia  
60s? based at Glevum Gloucester Britannia  
69 a vexillation fought for Otho, then Vitellius       1st battle of Bedriacum
75 moved to Isca in Wales Isca Silurum Caerleon Britannia  
83 a vexillation fought in Domitian's war against the Chatti        
208-211 campaigns in Scotland by Septimius Severus        
284 still in Wales Isca Silurum Caerleon Britannia Superior