IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.160. Mile XI: Fragmentary milestone ?of Philip I

Description: Part of a limestone column (w: 0.38 x h: 1.35), inscribed on both sides with M.160 and M.161
Text: Inscribed on a surface now very worn; there are traces of occasional letters above.
Letters: 0.025, line 4 larger letters.

Date: 247 CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: on the south verge of modern road, approx. 1 km. W of Sidi Rafa mosque; found with M.162 and M.163, in 1960.
Original location: Cyrene-Ptolemais road, Mile XI.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum


[---] res[tituerunt]
[a C]yren[is]
( vac. )
m(ilia) p(assuum) X̣Ị



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] they restored (scil. the road) from Cyrene. 11 miles.


Line 2: For the formula compare a milestone of Philip, M.201, lines 11 - 13, which suggests the attribution of this milestone to Philip also; the other milestones of Philip on this road are M.195 and M.197.

Found with M.162 and M.163

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. View (Department of Antiquities, F. 4368)

   Fig. 2. 6 milestones: from left M.160, M.201, Unidentified, M.195, M.196, Unidentified (1966, September)