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ISL 9117
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9117 imp. Caes. M. Aure. Antoni. | Aug. Germ., vex. le. XV

Apl. et 1 XII Ful.' fec. sub C. Arri. | Antoninus (sic) ^ preses (sic) p., |
Pop. Macri[n.] trb. ch. oo eq. c. K.^ | et Tit. Aur. Varus 7 leg. XV
Apl.
I
prepositi . . .
Edschmiadzin (Eostowzew Izvestija russJc. archeolog. Komvi. 1909). — 1) Legiones duae Cappadociae, cf. supra N. 2288. 5549. 394 (qui titulus in eadem regione positus est a vexillatione legionis decimae quintae Apollinaris). — 2) Idem qui supra N. 1118. 1119. Legatum Cappadociae eum fuisse notum erat ex titulis eius provinciae Cagnat inscr. Gr.-Bom. III 100. 129. — 3) Cohors haec miliaria equitata civium Romanorum praeterea ut videtur ignota (nisi forte haec memoratur supra N. 1394).
 
Have I understood this correctly? Popilanius Marcrinus, a military tribune, commanded “a part mounted cohort of Roman citizens, 1,000 strong,” from the fifteenth legion to be a garrison force.
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(11-28-2017, 01:27 AM)Steven James Wrote: 9117 imp. Caes. M. Aure. Antoni. | Aug. Germ., vex. le. XV

Apl. et 1 XII Ful.' fec. sub C. Arri. | Antoninus (sic) ^ preses (sic) p., |
Pop. Macri[n.] trb. ch. oo eq. c. K.^ | et Tit. Aur. Varus 7 leg. XV
Apl.
I
prepositi . . .

This is AE 1910, 00161. In expanded form:

Imp(eratori) Caes(ari) M(arco) Aure(lio) Antoni(no) / Aug(usto) Germ(anico) vexill(ationes) le(gionum) XV Ap(o)l(linaris) et / XII Ful(minatae) fec(erunt) sub C(aius!) Arri(us) / Antoninus pr(a)eses p(rovinciae) / Pop(ilius) Macri[n(us)] tr(i)b(unus) c(o)h(ortis) |(miliariae) eq(uitatae) c(ivium) R(omanorum) / et Tit(us) Aur(elius) Varus (centurio) l(e)g(ionis) XV Ap(o)l(linaris) pr(a)epositi

'Emperor Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus Germanicus - detachments of Legions XV Apollinaris and XII Fulminata made this, under Caius Arrius Antoninus the praeses [governor] of the province. Popilius Macrinus, tribune of the thousand-strong part-mounted cohort, Citizens of Rome, and Titus Aurelius Varus, centurion of Legion XV Apollinaris, commanders.

C(ivium) R(omanorum) was an honorific title awarded to certain auxiliary units whose members had distinguished themseves and been awarded Roman citizenship. They were not originally citizens, or the honorific would hold no value.

Macrinus's unit is not named in full - presumably there was only one cohors milliaria equitata in the province! - but the combination of titles is quite rare. The Cohors I Brittonum miliariae equitata Pia Fidelis Civium Romanorum was stationed in Dacia, and a Cohors I miliaria Hemesenorum sagittariorum equitata civium Romanorum appears in Pannonia. If this was an eastern unit then the Cohors Aurelia secunda miliaria equitata nova Civium Romanorum, from Thrace, might be a possibility.
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Thanks for the information Nathan, it was as usual, very helpful.
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