IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.197. Mile VIII: Milestone of Philip I

Description: Part of a limestone column: h: 0.58 x diam.: 0.45. Broken above and below.
Text: Inscribed on the face.
Letters: 0.04, with traces of red paint in the trenches

Date: CE 244-249

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: in the area of Balagrae, with C84600; found in 1964.
Original location: Cyrene to Ptolemais Road: Mile VIII.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum


Imp(erator) Caes(ar) M(arcus) Iul(ius)
Philippus P̣[i]us
F̣ẹḷị[x] inuictus [Aug(ustus)?]
[pont]ịf̣ẹx̣ max̣[imus]



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Emperor Caesar M(arcus) Jul(ius) Philippus, Pious, Fortunate, Invincible [Aug(ustus)?], high priest [ . . .


One of three milestones of Philip on this road: M.195, M.197, M.201, with probably M.160.

For the remainder of the text cf. the milestone of Philip I at the tenth mile, M.201.

Line 3: The addition of the title Augustus lengthens the line surprisingly, as in M.201, but seems necessary.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).