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NOTTAGE INSCRIBED STONE
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00038m Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Porthcawl Unitary authority : Bridgend NGR : SS8203878155 Site Type (preferred type first) : Roman mile stone / Roman Inscribed stone / Early Medieval inscribed stone Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : Roman milestone with 3 successive official inscriptions of the 3rd and early 4th centuries & a possible defaced ogham inscription. Now stands in a flowerbed in front of the S.side of the house at Nottage Court, but originally found in Port Talbot.
Description : Roman milestone (RIB 2252-3,2256) with 3 inscriptions, originally found c 1847 on the W side of New Cut, Port Talbot (probably c SS756890), now at Nottage Court, Port Talbot. Stands in a flowerbed in front of the S.side of house.
The inscriptions read: (Original face) IMP[erator] C[aesa] / M[arcus] A[ntonius] GOR / DIANVS / AVG[ustus] = The Emperor Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus (Gordian III AD 238-44) (Reverse of main face, cut at opposite end from first inscription, indicating that the stone had been repositioned the other way up) IMP[eratoribus] C[aesaribus] DIO / CLETIANO / ET MAXI[miniano] / INV[ictis] A / VG[ustis] =To the Emperors, Caesars Diocletian and Maximian (Diocletain and Maximian joint emperors AD 286-305). 'MAXI(miano)' has been recut to read 'MARI[d]VRE, possibly intending to refer to Carmarthen (Moridunum), to which the road through Port Talbot led (01016.0w); this milestone is almost certainly associated with the road. (Side of original end, indicating that the stone had been turned upside down again) IMP[eratori] / CAES[aris / domino] NO[stro] V[alerio] / LIC[inio] / P[io] F[elici] A[u]G[usto] = For the Emperor Caesar, our Lord, Valerius Licinius Pius Felix Augustus (Licinian AD 308-24).
The stone also bears what is descibed as a defaced ogham inscription, but this has not been included in Redknap and Lewis 2007, nor in the Early Christian volume of the Glamorgan Inventory.