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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” ("Licinia Amias well-deserving lived ..."). Marble, early 3rd century CE. From the area of the Vatican necropolis, Rome. Baths of Diocletian, Rome. Epigraphical Museum, first floor.

credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen