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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world


Name

Ansanus and Maxima, martyrs respectively of Siena and Rome

Saint ID

S01345

Number in BH

BHL 515

Reported Death Not Before

284

Reported Death Not After

305

Gender
Male
Female
Type of Saint
Martyrs
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E02867The Martyrdom of *Ansanus and Maxima (martyrs respectively of Siena and Rome, S01345) is written in Latin, presumably in Siena (Italy), perhaps in the 7th or 8th c.. It narrates Ansanus’ youth and baptism in Rome, his godmother Maxima’s martyrdom in Rome, Ansanus’ martyrdom in Siena, and his burial nearby, next to the river Arbia.
E07377A Lombard charter records a dispute between the bishops of Siena and Arezzo (central Italy), concerning churches dedicated to *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), *Ansanus (martyr of Siena, S01345), *John (probably the Baptist, S00020), *Restituta (probably the virgin and martyr of Africa, S02765) and *Gervasius (probably the martyr of Milan, S00313). Written in Latin, probably at Siena, c. 650.