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English: Funerary stele of Licinia Amias, one of the most ancient Christian inscriptions. Upper tier: dedication to the Dis Manibus and Christian motto in Greek letters ΙΧΘΥC ΖΩΝΤΩΝ / Ikhthus zōntōn ("fish of the living"); middle tier: depiction of fish and an anchor; lower tier: Latin inscription “LICINIAE AMIATI BE/NEMERENTI VIXIT”. Marble, early 3rd century CE. From the area of the Vatican necropolis, Rome.
Español: Estela funeraria de mármol de Licinia Amia, del siglo III, procedente del entorno de la necrópolis Vaticana una de las más antiguas inscripciones cristianas; por debajo de la dedicatoria a los dioses manes aparece una fórmula cristiana en griego con las letras ΙΧΘΥC ΖΩΝΤΩΝ/ Ikhthus zōntōn (pez de los que viven), correspondiendo a la inscripción AE 1997, 166 = AE 1999, 247 = AE 2000, 186, cuyo texto dice: D(iis) M(anibus)/ ΙΧΘΥC ΖΩΝΤΩΝ/ LICINIAE AMIATI BE/NEMERENTI VIXIT/------.
Français : Stèle funéraire de Licinia Amias, l'une des plus anciennes inscriptions chrétiennes. Registre supérieur : dédicace aux Dis Manibus et formule chrétienne écrite en grec : ΙΧΘΥϹ ΖΩΝΤΩΝ / Ikhthus zôntôn (« poisson des vivants ») ; registre du milieu : représentation de deux poissons et d'une ancre ; registre inférieur : inscription latine « LICINIAE AMIATI BE/ NE MERENTI VIXIT ». Marbre, début du IIIe siècle ap. J.-C. Provenance : environs de la nécropole du Vatican, Rome.
Epigraphical Museum, first floor
Accession number 67646
Credit line
English: Former Kircherian Collection
Français : Anciennes collections Kircher
Source/Photographer Jastrow (2006)


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