Funerary inscription of the bishop Severus
White marble. Late 4th — late 5th century CE.
CIL. IX. 2332.
Inv. No. 27 (sala I).
Capua, The Provincial Museum of Campania, Lapidarium of Th. Mommsen Photo by Ilya Shurygin

Funerary inscription of the bishop Severus.

White marble. Late 4th — late 5th century CE.
CIL. IX. 2332.
Inv. No. 27 (sala I).

Capua, The Provincial Museum of Campania, Lapidarium of Th. Mommsen
(Capua, Museo provinciale campano)

Origin:
Found in Alife (ancient Allifae), in the foundation of the building called “Old Chancellery” (Cancelleria vecchia), together with a two-headed herm which was presented to Th. Mommsen by his Allifan friend and deposited by him to the Berlin Museum.
Description:
White marble slab composed of two fragments of the single inscription not adjacent to each other. After the arrival to the museum the fragments a and b were assembled on a wooden plate by the archaeologists G.B. de Rossi and G. Minervini.
Dimensions:
à) height 0.29 m; width 0.51 m; depth 0.03 m.
b) height 0.11 m; width 0.09 m; depth 0.03 m.

CIL. IX. 2332.

Hic req[uiescit in pace sanctae memoriae] / Severus episco[pus qui vixit annos plus] / minus L et [sedi]t [annos 3 menses]/ VIII dies V[3? dep(ositus est) 3

Here rests in peace bishop Severus of sacred memory who lived approximately 50 years and held the position for... years, eight months and... days, died...

Back side: calendar from Allifae (CIL. IX. 2332).

Literature:
Parma A. Severus, un misconosciuto vescovo di Allifae: sulle «tormentate» vicende di CIL IX, 2332 // Annali di Archeologia e Storia Antica. N. S. N. 11—12. Napoli, 2004—2005. P. 101—104.
Credits:
© 2015. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
© 2004—2005. Text: Parma A. Severus, un misconosciuto vescovo di Allifae: sulle «tormentate» vicende di CIL IX, 2332 // Annali di Archeologia e Storia Antica. N. S. N. 11—12. Napoli, 2004—2005. P. 103.
© 2015. Translation: Olga Lyubimova.

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