Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1645
Funerary inscription of Saturninus, presbyter probably in Seville (Iberian Peninsula), died in AD 619.
Saturninus prespiter, | famulus Dei, uixit ann. | plus minus LIII. recessit | in pace d. II id. Nouemb. | era DCLVII.
(ed. Vives 1969: 112)
Saturninus presbyter, the servant of God, lived more or less 53 years. He died in peace on the day before the Ides of November in the 657 year of the era [i.e. 12 November AD 619].
(trans. M. Szada)


The date on the inscription is given according to the Spanish Era which began in 38 BC.

Place of event:

  • Iberian Peninsula
  • Seville

About the source:

Origin: Seville (Iberian Peninsula)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The inscription no longer exists. It is cited by several Spanish modern historians (for references see Hubner 1871, no. 69). The text of the inscription edited by Vives is closest to the copy of the inscription in the manuscript of Gonzalo Argote de Molina (1548–96), while Hubner retains the version of Ambrosio de Morales (1513–91).
E.W.E. Hübner, Inscriptiones Hispaniae christianae, Berlin 1871, no. 69.
E. Diehl, Inscriptiones latinae christianae veteres, Berlin 1925, no. 1177A.
J. Vives, Inscripciones cristianas de la España romana y visigoda, Barcelona 1942, no. 112.
J.G. Fernández, Corpus de inscripciones latinas de Andalucía, vol. 2, p. 1, Sevilla 1991, no. 151.
Trismegistos 224402
Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss-Slaby EDCS-38700027


Burial/Funerary inscription
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: M. Szada, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER1645,