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M.227. ?Mile XIV: Milestone of Trajan

Description: Upper part of a limestone column, whose surface is in bad condition. (h: 0.90 x diam.: 0.50).
Text: Inscribed on the shaft.
Letters: Very irregular: 0.05-0.08.

Date: 10 December 104 - 9 December 105 CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: East of Cyrene: Cyrene to Apollonia road, 350 m. east of the bridge (Ponte Latini) over the Wadi Bu Feri, and 150 m. south of the modern road, with M.226, M.228; found in 1959.
Original location: Cyrene to Apollonia Road, Mile 15.
Last recorded location: Findspot


[Imp(erator) Caes(ar)] diui Ner-
[vae f(ilius) Nerv]a Traianus Aug(ustus)
[Germanicus] Dạ[c]icus p(ontifex) m(aximus)
[trib(unicia) pot(estate)] VIIII co(n)s(ul) V
5[per? milite]s dimiss-
[os ex legio]nibu[s ---]



English translation

Translation by: Editors

[Emperor Caesar son] of deified Nerva, Nerva Trajan Augustus, [victor in Germania], victor in Dacia, pontifiex maximus, [holding tribunician power] for the eighth time, consul for the fifth time, [by means of soldiers] retired from [the legions . . .


The date is between 10 December 104 and 9 December 105.

For the use of veterans in building works cf. C.117.

For texts recording Trajan's work on the roads see, for the Cyrene to Apollonia Road, C.609, M.222, M.224, all using conscripts; this text is later than those. For the Cyrene to Ptolemais road see M.196 and M.200.

Bibliography: Unpublished.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).