Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 2172
Funerary inscription of the Presbyter Urbicus. Rome, probably 6th c.
[---] ann[---]
[hic requiescit U]rbicus p(res)b(yter) prior
[qui vi]xit annus p(lus) m(inus) LXXXX
[depositus ---] kal(endas) decemb(ris) ind(i)c(tione) III
(ed. Epigraphic Database Bari, EDB19953)
(...) year (...)
The Presbyter Urbicus, the first, reposes here.
He lived more or less ninety years.
He was deposited on the (...) Kalends of December in the 3rd indiction.
(trans. S. Adamiak)


Urbicus is described as "the first" (prior) of the presbyters of one of the titular churches of Rome (according to PCBE Italie, possibly of St Pudenziana). He died on the 1 December of the third year of an indiction, that is AD 510, or 525, or 540, and so on.

Place of event:

  • Rome
  • Rome

About the source:

Origin: Rome (Rome)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The epitaph comes from the cemetery of St Hippolytus in Rome.
Inscriptiones Christianae Urbis Romae, Nova Series, 7, 20003 (Ferrua, Antonio - 1980)
Trismegistos no. 309566.
Epigraphik Datenbank Clauss/Slaby no. EDCS-40400232.
E. Diehl (ed.), Inscriptiones Latinae Christianae Veteres, vol. 1, ed. 2., Berlin 1961, no. 1144.
Epigraphic Database Bari no. 19953 (with illustration)
PCBE Italie 2: [U]rbicus 8.


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: S. Adamiak, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER2172,