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E04731: Fragmentary Latin epitaph for a woman buried probably close to a saint whose name is lost. Found in the lower part of the Cemetery of Callistus, via Appia, Rome. Probably late 4th - early 5th c.

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e Proci[- - -]
vixit an[n(os) - - -]
d(ies) III quae [deposita est]
in pace [- - - ad (?)]
sanct[- - -]

'[- - -] lived [- - -] years, [- - -], three days, and [was buried] in peace [- - - next to (?)] saint (?) [- - -] '

Text: ICVR, n.s., IV, no. 10110 = EDB75.


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Saints, name lost or very partially preserved : S01744 Martyrs, unnamed or name lost : S00060

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Funerary inscriptions Archaeological and architectural - Internal cult fixtures (crypts, ciboria, etc.)



Evidence not before


Evidence not after


Activity not before


Activity not after


Place of Evidence - Region

Rome and region

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Suburban catacombs and cemeteries

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Suburban catacombs and cemeteries Rome Rome Roma Ῥώμη Rhōmē

Cult activities - Places

Burial site of a saint - crypt/ crypt with relics

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Burial ad sanctos

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives



Fragment of a marble plaque, broken and lost on top and the right-hand side. Preserved dimensions: H. 0.40 m; W. 0.27 m; Th. 0.045 m. Letter height 0.04 m. First recorded by Antonio Ferrua in area C6 of the Cemetry of Callistus. Published by Ferrua in 1964.


Ferrua suggesed that the epitaph recorded a burial of a woman close to the tomb of a martyr whose name was mentioned in the last line. Dating: Antonio Felle (in EDB) dates the inscription to the very late 4th or early 5th c.


Edition: Epigraphic Database Bari, no. EDB75, see 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. 10110.

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