XX Valeria Victrix Update 2016-11-27    
1 Real-Encyclopädie article Legio by Ritterling p.1769-1781      
History from 58 BC to 284 AD        
Date Action Legionary HQ Modern name Province Comment
49 BC probably raised by Caesar in Italy for civil war        
45 probably demobilised        
42/32 probably reraised by Octavian       ? titled XX Siciliana
30 probably stationed in Spain     Hispania  
27-19 Cantabrian wars in Spain     Hispania  
6 AD attested in Illyricum     Illyricum  
6-9 Pannonian Revolt Siscia Sisak in Croatia Pannonia  
9 stationed in Dalmatia Burnum Kistanje Dalmatia  
9 after Varus' disaster transferred to the Rhine        
14 mutinied after Augustus' death        
14-16 Germanicus' campaigns in Germania Oppidum Ubiorum Köln Germania  
post 16 on the Rhine Novaesium Neuss    
21 suppressed revolt of the Turoni in Gaul (vexillation)        
43 invasion of Britain       possibly received title Valeria to honour Claudius' wife Valeria Messalina
43 stationed in Britain Camulodunum Colchester Britannia  
48 stationed at Viroconium Wroxeter Britannia  
50s possibly stationed at Burrium Usk Britannia  
61 Boudiccan revolt (vexillation)       possibly received titles now
69 a vexillation fought for Vitellius       2nd battle of Bedriacum
70s based at Deva Chester Britannia  
c.73/74 ? based at Viroconium Wroxeter Britannia  
77 Agricola's conquest of Anglesey Deva Chester Britannia  
77-84 Agricola's campaigns vs northern British tribes        
83 Domitian's war against the Chatti (vexillation)        
c.83/84 based at leat partially at Luguvalium Carlisle Britannia  
post 84 based at Deva Chester Britannia  
90 first attestation of title Valeria Victrix       Valorous and Victorious
196-197 army of Clodius Albinus in Gaul       battle of Lugdunum
197 returned to Deva after Albinus' defeat        
211/217 titled Antoniniana after Caracalla        
213 split of province in two separate provinces Deva Chester Britannia Superior  
268-270 supported the Gallic emperor Victorinus        
284 still in Britain        
note never called XX Valeria, but often XX Victrix