Saint NameSaints, unnamed : S00518
Saint Name in Sourcesancti
Type of EvidenceInscriptions - Funerary inscriptions
Evidence not before280
Evidence not after350
Activity not before280
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 - 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
Other lay individuals/ people
SourceThere is no published description of the stone. Now lost. First recorded in the 17th c. by Vito Maria Giovinazzi in a sand pit (arenarium) of the Catacombs of Priscilla on the via Salaria. In 1791 seen by Luigi Gaetano Marini in the Cemetery of Saints Thraso and Saturninus, likewise on the via Salaria.
DiscussionThe expression cum sanctis may refer to a burial ad sanctos, or a conviction that the deceased would be admitted to the eternal glory with the ‘saints’, i.e. all the redeemed Christians, in Heavens.
It is not clear whether the name of the deceased was Anastasius or Anastasia.
The editors of the Epigraphic Database Bari date the inscription to the late 3rd or early 4th c.
Epigraphic Database Bari, no. EDB14289.
De Rossi, G.B., Ferrua, A., Mazzoleni, D. (eds.), Inscriptiones Christianae Urbis Romae Septimo Saeculo Antiquiores, n.s., vol. 9: Viae Salariae coemeteria reliqua (Vatican: Pont. Institutum Archaeologiae Christianae, 1985), no. 23791 (with further bibliography).