IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.228. Mile XV: Milestone of Constantine and sons

Description: Fragment from a limestone column, whose surface is badly corroded (h: 1.85 x diam.: 0.52), with attached base 0.50. Fragment only in the Museum, w: 0.47 x h: 43 x d: 0.17
Text: Inscribed on the shaft.
Letters: , 0.03-0.04.

Date: CE 326-333

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.227, M.226; found in 1959.
Original location: Cyrene to Apollonia Road, Mile 15.
Last recorded location: Apollonia Museum, 2008


D(ominis) [N](ostris tribus)
Fl(auio) Val(erio) C[on]sta[ntino]
( vac. 4) Aug(usto) et ( vac. 4)
Fl(auio) Cl(audio) Constantio
5Fl(auio) Val(erio) Constantino
nob(ilissimis) Caes(aribus duobus)



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(For our three lords), Fl(avius) Val(erius) Constantinus Augustus and Fl(avius) Cl(audius) Constantius, Fl(avius) Val(erius) Constantinus, the two most splendid Caesars.


Two further milestones, with traces of similar texts, apparently damaged and rejected, were found at the same location. Constantinus was proclaimed Caesar in 317, Constantius in 324; in 333 Constans also became a Caesar.

Bibliography: Goodchild, 1971, 171, whence AE 1973.562, EDH 011636
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 2. Face (2008, H.Walda)