The Equites sexto Dalmatae

This page created 2 August 2015, and last modified: 2 August 2015


Disclaimer: Remember, a lot of what comes below is speculation. Hopefully informed speculation, but speculation nonetheless. Comments welcome! (lukeuedasarson "at"

The Equites sexto Dalmatae is listed (12.11 in Ingo Maier's numbering scheme) as the third of the vexillationes comitatenses under the Magister Militum Praesentalis II. Like all eastern cavalry units, save for that of the Domestici equites (30.2) and (potentially) some of the Scholae under the Magister Officiorum, its shield pattern is not recorded in the Notitia.

Unlike many eastern cavalry units, however, its existence is documented outside the Notitia, as it is recorded serving in Egypt in the late 5th century: see A. M. Kaiser, Egyptian Units and the reliability of the Notitia dignitatum, pars Oriens (2014), available here, at p 7) and also, in much more detail (in German), here.


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