Saint NameSaints, unnamed : S00518
Martyrs, unnamed or name lost : S00060
Saints, name lost or very partially preserved : S01744
Saint Name in Sourcesancti
Type of EvidenceInscriptions - Funerary inscriptions
Archaeological and architectural - Cult buildings (churches, mausolea)
Evidence not before400
Evidence not after500
Activity not before400
Activity not after500
Place of Evidence - RegionRome and region
Place of Evidence - City, village, etcSuburban catacombs and cemeteries
Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)Suburban catacombs and cemeteries
Cult activities - PlacesBurial site of a saint - crypt/ crypt with relics
Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and CustomsBurial ad sanctos
Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and NarrativesOther lay individuals/ people
SourceFragment of a marble plaque, broken and lost on all sides. H. 0.115 m; W. 0.23 m; Th. unknown. Letter height 0.05 m. A vertical line, marking an abbreviation, is clearly visible in the drawing, above the first preserved letters CO.
First recorded by Giovanni Battista de Rossi near cubiculum Al in the lower part of the Cemetery of Callistus. First published by Antontio Ferrua in 1964 from a squeeze by de Rossi.
DiscussionThe inscription probably comes from an epitaph which referred to saints. It may have marked a burial in proximity of the tomb of some saints or martyrs, or this was the epitaph for local martyrs.
Dating: Marida Pierno (in EDB) dates the inscriptions to the 5th c.
Epigraphic Database Bari, no. EDB40970, see http://www.edb.uniba.it/epigraph/40970
De Rossi, G.B., Ferrua, A. (eds.) Inscriptiones Christianae Urbis Romae Septimo Saeculo Antiquiores, n.s., vol. 4: Coemeteria inter Vias Appiam et Ardeatinam (Vatican: Pont. Institutum Archaeologiae Christianae, 1964), no. 10356f.