§346 Cossutius


(0346) Text: d(is) m(anibus) | Cossutius Eu- | tyches Aureli- | ae Romanae con- | iugi kar(issimae) dulcis(simae) | ben(e) m(erenti) fecit cum | quo vix(it) ann(os) XXVIII | secund(a) Parthica Se- | ver(iana) Faviano Muc(iano) | con(sulibus) III idus April(es)

Translation: To the gods and to the shades. Cossutius, spouse of Eutyche Aurelia, made this monument for his Roman spouse, dearest and sweetest, with whom he lived twenty-eight years, member of legio II Parthica Severana, in the consulship of Favianus and Mucius, 3 days before the ides of April.

Commentary: Found in a Christian cemetery

Provenience: Rome 10 April 201 CE

Bibliography: CIL 6.32877; ILCV 413; ILS 9086; Henri Leclercq, “Militarisme,” in Dictionnaire d’archéologie chrétienne et de liturgie, ed. Fernand Cabrol and Henri Leclercq (Paris: Letouzey et Ané, 1932), 11.1: no. 29; Ronald J. Sider, The Early Church on Killing: A Comprehensive Sourcebook on War, Abortion, and Capital Punishment (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012), 147*.