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I am trying to understand an ancient inscription which a French professor has translated in part as:

...et a fourni de l'aide pour tout le sejour du gouveneur Rutilius Crispinus et pour les vexillations en visite...

Which I undestand to mean in part: "...and provided help for the entire stay of governor Rutilius Crispinus and for XXX..."

but I do not understand what "vexillations en visite" are. Is a vexillation some kind of Roman cavalry unit?

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Wikipedia to the rescue:

Une vexillation (latin vexillatio plur. vexillationes), dans l'armée romaine, est un détachement de soldats tiré temporairement d'une unité permanente.

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