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Building inscription

There is an inscription on the front side that names the emperors Septimius Severus and Caracalla. On the back there is a "tabula ansata" with what is probably an earlier inscription painted on it.

The inscription appears to be connected to construction in the numerus fort Miltenberg-Ost from 198-209 AD. The building inscription was originally prominently placed at the gate of the fort.

The stone, which has little sign of erosion, has a painstakingly prepared surface and the 7cm high lettering is of excellent quality.

Location
In 1979 the inscription stone was discovered during construction excavation. It lay in the upper part of a V-shaped ditch belonging to the "porta decumana" of the numerus fort Miltenberg-Bürgstadt.

Archaeology
Parts of a building inscription of red sandstone with work on both sides.

Literature
Baatz-Herrmann 1982, 440. Neubert 2007, 108ff.

Links

Lupa Nr. 6948

Building inscription from the numerus fort Miltenberg-Bürgstadt ("Miltenberg-Ost"), Museum der Stadt Miltenberg
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Building inscription from the numerus fort Miltenberg-Bürgstadt ("Miltenberg-Ost"), detail of the stonework
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1 Building inscription from the numerus fort Miltenberg-Bürgstadt ("Miltenberg-Ost"), Museum der Stadt Miltenberg © Museum der Stadt Miltenberg 2 Building inscription from the numerus fort Miltenberg-Bürgstadt ("Miltenberg-Ost"), detail of the stonework © Museum der Stadt Miltenberg

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