Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1843
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Funerary inscription of Presbyter Claudianus, most probably from Grenoble (Gaul), died 520.
hedera Hic requiescit
bone memoriae Clau-
dianus pr(es)b(yter) in pace,
qui uixit an(nos) LVI et ob(iit)
IIII no(nas) nob(embres), Rusti
ano et Vitaliano u(iris) c(larissimis) c(onsulibus).
colombe    vase     colombe
(Recueil des inscriptions chrétiennes de la Gaule: XV, 236)
ivy motif Here lies in peace Presbyter Claudianus of good memory who lived 56 years and died on the fourth day before the Nones of November, during the consulate of most illustrious Rustianus [=Rusticius] and Vitalinus. two doves surround a vase with palm leaves
(trans. J. Szafranowski)

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Grenoble

About the source:

Origin: Grenoble (Gaul)
This inscription, of unknown origin, and most probably from Grenoble or its close vicinity, was conserved in 1929 and placed in the Musée Dauphinois. It was photographed there by E. Chatel in 1968. The stone is now nowhere to be found; the editors of RICG used Chatel`s photograph as the basis of their edition.
Dimensions: 72 cm × 42 cm × 15 cm, the inscription covers 34 cm, with letters of more-or-less 3 cm in height.
F. Descombes (ed.), Recueil des inscriptions chrétiennes de la Gaule, vol. XV, Paris 1985, no. XV, 236.
Trismegistos no. 213867
Epigraphik Datenbank Clauss/Slaby no. EDCS-13301999
E. Diehl (ed.), Inscriptiones Latinae christianae veteres, vol. 1, Berlin 1924/1925, no. 1166.
D. Cabrol, H. Leclercq, H.I. Marrou (eds.), Dictionnaire d`archéologie chrétienne et de liturgie, VI, 2, s.u. Grenoble, col. 1084.
E. Espérandieu, Inscriptions latines de Gaule, vol. I: Narbonnaise, Paris 1929, no. 339.


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: J. Szafranowski, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER1843,