XXII Primigenia Update 2016-11-27    
1 Real-Encyclopädie article Legio by Ritterling p.1797-1820      
History from 58 BC to 284 AD        
Date Action Legionary HQ Modern name Province Comment
39 AD raised by Caligula for his invasion of Britain       numbered 22nd to honor 21st legion
40/43 based at Mogontiacum Mogontiacum Mainz Germania Superior  
69 supported Vitellius with vexillation       2nd battle of Bedriacum
69-70 fought against Civilis in his Batavian revolt (rest of legion)        
69 vexillation sent from Italy to Danube        
70/71 moved by Vespasian to Vetera Vetera Xanten Germania Inferior  
89 with 3 other legions defeated Saturninus' revolt       I Min, VI Vic, X Gem
89 called "XXII Primigenia Pia Fidelis Domitiana"       "dutiful, loyal, of Domitian"
96 dropped "Domitiana" after Domitian's murder        
by 96 moved back to Mogontiacum Mogontiacum Mainz Germania Superior  
115-117 Trajan's Parthian wars (vexillation)        
119-120 campaign in Britain (vexillation)        
c.150 war vs the Moors in Africa (vexillation)        
161-166 Lucius Verus' Parthian wars (vexillation)        
166-180 M.Aurelius' Marcomannic wars (vexillation)        
192 called Commodiana after Commodus        
196-197 Septimius Severus' civil war vs Clodius Albinus       battle of Lugdunum
197 Septimius Severus' 2nd Parthian war (vexillation)        
208-209 Septimius Severus' campaign in Britain (vexillation)        
213 Caracalla's war vs the Alamanni       earned title Antoniniana
233 Severus Alexander's Persian war (vexillation)       earned title Alexandriana
235 Severus Alexander's German war        
238/244 called Gordiana        
246 Philip the Arab's Dacian war       earned title Philippiana
260's honored by Gallienus with title "VI/VII Pia VI/VII Fidelis"       for support vs Postumus
267-269 Gallienus' Gothic wars (vexillation)        
268-270 supported the Gallic emperor Victorinus        
284 still at Mogontiacum