§350 Aelius Martinus and Aelius Verinus

Aelius Martinus and Aelius Verinus

(0350) Text: Aelio Martino Ɔ | coh(ortis) I pr(aetoriae) et Statiae | Moschianeti coniu- | gi eius et Statiae Mar- | tinae fillae (e)orum | Aelius Verinus evok(atus) Augg(ustorum) n(ostrorum) | fratri bene merentibus fecit | [Ol]ympius se vib[o fecit]

Translation: Aelius Martinus, of the first praetorian cohort, made this monument both for Statia Moschianes his wife and for Statia Martina, their daughter. Aelius Verinus, who re-enlisted during the reign of the Augusti made this monument for his brother and well-deserving relatives.

Commentary: Numerous spelling errors. Images on sarcophagus indicate the soldier was Christian. Sometimes related to §351, which may be dedicated to the first wife of this same Aelius Martinus and their son.

Provenience: Rome 246-249 CE

Bibliography: AE 1939.171; Ronald J. Sider, The Early Church on Killing: A Comprehensive Sourcebook on War, Abortion, and Capital Punishment (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012), 148*