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M.200. Mile X: Milestone of Trajan

Description: Fragment of a limestone column: w: 0.45 x h: 0.69.
Text: Inscribed on the face.
Letters: 0.045 - 0.05

Date: CE 100

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: Balagrae, with M.199, M.201, M.202; found in 1959.
Original location: Cyrene-Ptolemais road, Mile X.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


Aug(ustus) [Germanicus p(ontifex) m(aximus)] trib(unicia)
pot(estate) [IIII co(n)s(ul) III p(ater) p(atriae)] uiam
[fe]cit pe[r tirones l]ect[os]
in prou[incia Cyrenensi]
5[ ( vac. 3) X ( vac. 3)]



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . Trajan] Augustus [victor in Germania, high priest ] holding tribunician power for the [fourth time, consul for the third time, father of the fatherland] made the road by means of [recruits] raised in the Cyrenaean] province. [(scil. Mile) 10.]


Restored on the basis of the text of M.196; the dating elements are restored from that text, on the basis of the other phrasing.

For texts recording Trajan's work on the roads see, for the Cyrene to Ptolemais road see M.196 and M.200; for the Cyrene to Apollonia Road, see C.609, M.222, M.224, and, a later text, M.227.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. From left: M.201 (upper fragment); M.200 (Department of Antiquities, F. 4372)

   Fig. 2. From left: M.201 (upper fragment); M.200 (Department of Antiquities, F. 4372)