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Mar 3 2010, 08:00 AM
Ha! Classic. The moral: never trust an auxiliary unit.

And I don't doubt that the IV Gauls were there in the 3rd and well into the 4th C. I'm just wondering if they were augmented at some point by irregulars for some reason or other. Apparently there's evidence of this at Wallsend -- regular barracks and then, tucked in a corner, oddly shaped barracks that wouldn't suit an entire cohort. Back to that theme that, more & more, forts appear to be pretty messy places.
Ah, now I understand.

Dunno if any such irregulars (numeri, cunei, etc) were posted to Vindolanda. So far as I'm aware there's no epigraphic evidence (anyone please jump in if you have such) to show that an additional unit was posted to Vindolanda during the 3rd or 4th centuries, but that's neither here nor there.
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