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E07509: Latin inscription in honour of *Stephen the First Martyr (S00030). Thabbora (Africa Proconsularis, North Africa), 5th/7th c.

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posted on 05.04.2019, 00:00 by sadamiak
...] Stefani ma[rtyris]
primi XII K(a)l(endas) n[o]
vem[bres]

'... of Stephen, the First Martyr, on the 12th day before the Kalends of November [21 October]'

Text: Y. Duval, following Merlin. Translation: Stanisław Adamiak.
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E07509

Saint Name

Stephen, the First Martyr : S00030

Saint Name in Source

Stefanus

Language

Latin

Evidence not before

415

Evidence not after

698

Activity not before

415

Activity not after

698

Place of Evidence - Region

Latin North Africa

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Thabbora

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

Thabbora Carthage Carthago Karthago قرطاج‎ Qarṭāj Mçidfa Carthage

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Inscription

Source

Fragment of stone, more or less 35 x 40 cm. There are traces of six lines of text there, but only a part of the next three can be read. Irregular letters of 3 to 5 cm of height.

Discussion

The date on the inscription does not refer to any of the known feast days of the saint, so it probably refers to a dedication of a building in honour of the saint, or to the deposition of his relics.

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, 44, no. 20.

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