Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1890
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Funerary inscription, possibly of an anonymous presbyter, Trier (Gaul), ca 300/500.
[...]re locus.
(Recueil des inscriptions chrétiennes de la Gaule: I, 198)
 ...presbyter(?) place. dove
(trans. J. Szafranowski)


Gauthier dated this epitaph by palaeography, the style of the dove, and the use of the word locus to the end of the fourth or fifth century.
CIL, Diehl, and Gose considered PRES as the beginning of the word presbyter, and deciphered the next letter after S, which is partially visible, as B. Gauthier, however, was certain that the remaining part of that letter could not belong to a B. Thus, she rejected altogether the reading with the word presbyter.

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Trier

About the source:

Origin: Trier (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
This epitaph was found in the necropolis Saint-Paulin – Saint-Maximin. It is now preserved at the Rheinisches Landesmuseum.
White marble, fine-grained; dimensions: 29 cm × 24 cm × 4 cm, with letters 3.5 cm high.
N. Gauthier (ed.), Recueil des inscriptions chrétiennes de la Gaule, vol. 1, Paris 1975, no. I, 198.
Trismegistos no. 461081
Epigraphik Datenbank Clauss/Slaby no. EDCS-10600758 (ill.)
O. Hirschfeld (ed.), Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, vol. XIII, Berlin 1898, no. 3785.
E. Diehl (ed.), Inscriptiones Latinae christianae veteres, vol. 1, Berlin 1924/1925, no. 1170 adn.
E. Gose, Katalog der frühchristlichen Inschriften in Trier, Berlin 1958, no. 511.


Burial/Funerary inscription
Functions within the Church - Urban presbyter
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, ER1890,