There is an inscription on the front side that names the emperors
Septimius Severus and Caracalla. On the back there is a
ansata" with what is probably an earlier inscription painted on
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.
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.
Parts of a building inscription of red sandstone with work on both sides.
Bavarian State Conservation Office – Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung