IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.222. Mile ?II: Milestone of Trajan

Description: Upper part of a limestone column (no measurements)
Text: Inscribed on the face.
Letters: No description.

Date: CE 100

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: East of Cyrene: Cyrene to Apollonia road, "just below the road to Marsa Sousa and close to the painted tomb", probably at the second mile; found in 1910/11.
Original location: Cyrene-Apollonia Road, ?Mile II.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum


Imp(erator) Caesar
diui Nervae f(ilius)
Nerva Traianus



English translation

Translation by: Editors

Emperor Caesar, son of deified Nerva, Nerva Trajan . . .


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

Bibliography: Robinson, 1913, from De Cou, 39, and photograph, fig. 29, whence Friedmann, 1930, I.5, AE 1915.109, EDH HD029454; cited by Goodchild, 1950, 7.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Goodchild).


   Fig. 1. Face (1910, Norton 1)