WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0945. Milestone. Mile LXXXIIII. Caracalla.

Description: Lower part of a columnar milestone of limestone with the lower part trimmed to fit into the base: h: 0.95 x diam.: 0.35.
Text: Inscribed on the shaft.
Letters: 0.04-0.05

Date: CE 216: GODOT (internal date)

Findspot: Central Road to the Fezzan, Oea-Mizda area: 2 km. south of Wadi Gani, on the West verge of the modern road, with 946 and 947. No bases are visible, and the modern road probably passes over the actual site of the mile-station.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Bartoccini recorded 5 bases in situ here; these were no longer visible in 1947.


Bri[tannico ma-]
ximo Germa-
nico maximo
pontifici maximo
5tr(ibunicia) pot(estate)
XVIIII imp(eratori) III
( vac. 1) co(n)s(uli) IIII p(atri) p(atriae) ( vac. 1)
( vac. ) proco(n)s(uli) ( vac. )
( vac. 1 line)
mil(iarium) n(umero) LXXXV



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] greatest victor in Britannia, greatest victor in Germany, chief priest, holding tribunician power for the nineteenth time, acclaimed victor three times, consul four times, father of the country, proconsul. Milestone 85.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 945, without transcription, whence IRT, 2009, 945 Goodchild, 1948, 18, page 17, whence ,Bartoccini, 1948, 153-4 EDH 059783; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.;


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (BSR 53.V.13)