Saint NameSaints, unnamed : S00518
Saint Name in Sourceἅγιοι
Type of EvidenceInscriptions - Funerary inscriptions
Evidence not before380
Evidence not after420
Activity not before380
Activity not after420
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 CustomsPrayer/supplication/invocation
Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and NarrativesWomen
SourceProbably a marble plaque. There is no published description. Present whereabouts unknown, probably lost. First seen by Boldetti in the cemetery of Prisicilla on the via Salaria in the first half of the eighteenth century.
DiscussionAdmittedly, it is possible that the saints mentioned here are the ordinary Christians, not the 'proper' saints.
Dating: The editors of the Epigraphic Database Bari date the inscription to the late third/early fourth century.
Epigraphic Database Bari, no. EDB35217.
De Rossi, G.B., Ferrua, A. (eds.) Inscriptiones Christianae Urbis Romae Septimo Saeculo Antiquiores, n.s., vol. 8: Coemeteria viarum Nomentanae et Salariae (Vatican: Pont. Institutum Archaeologiae Christianae, 1983), no. 23356 (with further bibliography).