Saint NameSaints, unnamed : S00518
Martyrs, unnamed or name lost : S00060
Saint Name in Sourcesancti
Type of EvidenceInscriptions - Funerary inscriptions
Archaeological and architectural - Internal cult fixtures (crypts, ciboria, etc.)
Evidence not before300
Evidence not after350
Activity not before300
Activity not after350
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 - Non Liturgical Practices and CustomsBurial ad sanctos
Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and NarrativesWomen
SourceThe inscription is on a plaque, broken into twelve conjoining parts. There is no published description.
First recorded and reassembled by Giovanni Battista de Rossi in area A8 of the lower part of the cemetery of Callistus. Published by him in 1867. The fragments were not revisited by Antonio Ferrua. Republished by him in 1964, based on de Rossi's edition.
DiscussionThe inscription records the purchase of a tomb by a certain Iulia Victorina for her deceased son, and herself. The expression 'inter sanctos' refers apparently to the tomb, which suggests that Victorina considered it to have been sited ad sanctos, that is, in a cemetery famous for its tombs of martyrs and popes.
Dating: Antonio Felle (in EDB) dates the inscription to the first half of the 4th c.
Epigraphic Database Bari, no. EDB19538, see http://www.edb.uniba.it/epigraph/19538
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. 9680.
Diehl, E., Inscriptiones Latinae Christianae Veteres, vol. 2 (Berlin: Apud Weidmannos, 1927), comments to no. 3357.
de Rossi, G.B., La Roma sotterranea cristiana, vol. 2 (Rome: Cromo-litografia pontificia, 1867), 96*, and Tav. XLIII.