Attested: Praefectus legionis sextae in the Notitia Dignitatum and
in Brit ad legionem sext on the Marble of Thorigny, from AD 238.
Where: Generally presumed to be York, around SE6051, as discussed by Rivet & Smith on pp 219-220.
Name Origin: Latin for ‘sixth’ (feminine genitive or dative) short for ‘base of the sixth legion’.
Notes: This analysis rejects the possibility considered by Rivet & Smith that another line in the Notitia referred to the same place: Praefectus equitum Dalmatiorum, Praesidio.
You may copy this text freely, provided you acknowledge its source as www.romaneranames.uk, recognise that it is liable to human error, and try to offer suggestions for improvement.
Last edited 14 April 2020 To main Menu