Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 157
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Funerary inscription of Nocidius, presbyter probably in Ilurco (Iberian Peninsula), died probably in AD 589.
In nomine d(omi)ni / Nocidius in Chr(ist)i / nomine pr(e)sb(y)t(e)r / recessit in pa/ce die duodecimo / [Kal(endas) Maias anno / [pri]mo domni n(o)s(tr)i / [Stef]ani ep(i)sc(o)pi.
(Hispania Epigraphica 2797)
In the name of the Lord, Nocidius presbyter in the name of Christ, left in peace on the 12th day before the Kalends of May in the first year of our lord Bishop Stephen [=20 April 589].
(trans. M. Szada)


Stephen was a bishop of Illiberis from 589 to 594 (PRVT 217 Stephanus), though his name is reconstructed by the editor. The inscription of Nocidius is one of the few dated with a year of the episcopate (Vives 1942: no. 177).
The lecutre of the name is also uncertain - Vives proposed that also Iocidius is possible.

Place of event:

  • Iberian Peninsula
  • Ilurco

About the source:

Origin: Ilurco (Iberian Peninsula)
The inscription was found in the Christian cemetery near Ilurco (today Pinos Puente).
Trismegistos no. 222671
Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss / Slaby, no. EDCS-08700762.
Hispania Epigraphica Online Database, no. 2797.
Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum II 2/5, 698
E. Diehl, Inscriptiones latinae christianae veteres, Berlin 1925-1931, no. 1094.
M. Pastor Muñoz, A. Mendoza Eguaras, Inscripciones latinas de la provincia de Granada, Granada 1987, no. 161.
J. Vives, Inscripciones cristianas de la España romana y visigoda, Barcelona 1942, no. 177.


Burial/Funerary inscription
Functions within the Church - Urban presbyter
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Further ecclesiastical career - None
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: M. Szada, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER157,