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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