Here is a useful discussion of the picture of a ‘fifth-century’ cataphract that I posted some time ago. Lots of useful points and links. I must admit that I did just take the date on trust from the museum card but late antique archaeology in Lyon is pretty good. I can say that the ‘plus min’ age formula runs at least to the later sixth century. I’m *pretty sure* that DM (Dis Manibus – the pagan formula) remains on tombstones for a long time as a sort of archaism (though I’ve not double-checked), like references to ashes and tumuli. Anyway, there seem to be reasons to put a question mark over the fifth-century date unless I find a more recent technical discussion. (I wonder if it’s in the RICG volume for Lyon but I’m pretty sure we don’t have that in York. Bof.) Shame.