Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 2148
Funerary inscription of the Presbyter Bonifatius, who reposes together with the Presbyters Valentinus and Xystus, in the place provided to him by the Presbyters Peter and Micinus, of the titular church of St Crisogonus. Rome, 5th/6th c.
Locum Bonifatii p(res)b(yteri) concessum a pp(res)bb(yteris) ides Petro et Micino / t(i)t(uli) beati martyris Crisogoni ubi requiescit Balentinus p(res)b(yter) et Xys/tus p(res)b(yter)
(Epigraphik Datenbank Clauss/Slaby no. EDCS-34000396)
The place of the Presbyter Bonifatius, given to him by the Presbyters Peter and Micinus of the title of the blessed martyr Crisogonus. The Presbyter Valentinus and the Presbyter Xystus.
(trans. S. Adamiak)


All modern editors and PCBE assume the identity of the Presbyter Peter mentioned here with Peter [982], who is recorded as the first of the presbyters of the church of St Crisogonus in the inscription [2139] from AD 521. However, this identification is not certain, especially because of different presbyters of St Crisogonus mentioned in both inscriptions: Micinus here, Crisogonus, Catellus, and Gaudiosus in [2139].
There is no indication that Bonifatius was a blood relative of Valentinus or Xystus. It is rather unlikely: the post seemed to be a burial place for the presbyters.

Place of event:

  • Rome
  • Rome

About the source:

Origin: Rome (Rome)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The marble slab was found in the cemetery of Pancratius and is currently in Vatican, in the Lapidario Cristiano ex-Lateranense.
Inscriptiones Christianae Urbis Romae, Nova Series, 2, 4312 (Silvagni, Angelus - 1935).
Trismegistos no. 308083.
Epigraphik Datenbank Clauss/Slaby no. EDCS-340003961.
E. Diehl (ed.), Inscriptiones Latinae Christianae Veteres, vol. 1, ed. 2., Berlin 1961, no. 1138.
Epigraphic Database Bari no. 18453.


Burial/Funerary inscription
Functions within the Church - Parish presbyter
Functions within the Church - Urban presbyter
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Relation with - Another presbyter
Ecclesiastical administration - Selling tombs/Administering graveyards
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: S. Adamiak, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER2148,