Saturnina

By
Elisabeth Campbell
Elisabeth Campbell is a graduate student in the Classics Department at Johns Hopkins, where she is writing a dissertation on Roman victory cognomina during the Republican period. Through her work with the museum, Elisabeth has further developed a special interest in Roman epigraphy and numismatics.
  • Accession Number: JHUAM 17 (Wilson 116)
  • Measurements: Height: 12.2 cm, Width: 19.6 cm, Thickness: 2.6 cm
  • Material: Marble
  • Date/Culture: Roman, 1st-2nd century CE.
  • Provenance: Rome, Italy

Translation

“To the Spirits of the dead and to Saturnina
She lived three years
Tiberius Claudius
Eclectus
Her father made this.”

Description

This short inscription from Rome marked the tomb of Saturnia who died when she was three years old. Her father, Tiberius Claudius Eclectus, built her tomb.

References

H.L. Wilson; R. van Deman Magoffin, “Latin Inscriptions at the Johns Hopkins University VIII,” American Journal of Philology 35 (1914), 421-434, 423.

The inscription is described in the US Epigraphy Project hosted by Brown University.