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E07369: Latin inscription with reference to relics of the Apostles *Peter and *Paul (S00036 and S00008), found in Carthage (Africa Proconsularis), probably 4th/5th c.

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Reli-
quias Pet-
ri et Pauli
Amen

Crement[...

'The relics of Peter and Paul. Amen.
Crement... (?)'

Text: Y. Duval. Translation: S. Adamiak.
Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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Evidence ID

E07369

Saint Name

Peter, the Apostle : S00036 Paul, the Apostle : S00008

Saint Name in Source

Peter Paulus

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Formal inscriptions (stone, mosaic, etc.)

Language

Latin

Evidence not before

301

Evidence not after

499

Activity not before

301

Activity not after

499

Place of Evidence - Region

Latin North Africa

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Carthage

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

Carthage Carthage Carthago Karthago قرطاج‎ Qarṭāj Mçidfa Carthage

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Burial ad sanctos

Cult Activities - Relics

Unspecified relic

Cult Activities - Cult Related Objects

Inscription

Source

A limestone slab, broken at the bottom and at the top left, currently measuring 48 cm high by 41 cm wide; letters between 4,5 and 5 cm. The first part of the inscription, in four lines, is surrounded by a garland. Currently in the Museum of Carthage (Tunisia).

Discussion

The word 'reliquias' is a Vulgar latin form of 'reliquiae'. It is unclear what the second part of the incription refers to. According to Y. Duval, it cannot be an ex-voto, because it indicates the deposition of the relics. Therefore, it may be: 1. the name of the donor of the inscription; 2. the name of the person who deposited the relics; 3. the beginning of a separate epitaph of someone who was buried 'ad sanctos'; this is the least likely possibility.

Bibliography

Duval, Y., Loca sanctorum Africae: Le culte des martyrs en Afrique du IVe au VIIe siècle (Rome: École Française de Rome, 1982), vol. 1, 5-6, no. 1.

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