Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 287
Funerary inscription of Flainus [?] presbyter in the Iberian Peninsula, ob. AD 687/703.
[Fl]ainus? presbiterus / [domini nostr]i Egicani regis ...
(Hispania Epigraphica no. 31033)
Flainus [?] presbyter [passed away in the year ? of the reign] of King Egica, our lord ...


We do not know exactly what was the function of the reference to the king, but most probably it was the way of expressing the date of the death of the presbyter. Gómez Moreno (1925: 132) proposed the identification of this Flainus with the presbyter Flainus mentioned by Valerius of Bierzo in his Ordo quaerimoniae as a presbyter basiliculae in a place called Castrum Petrense (Pico del Castro?). See [778].

Place of event:

  • Iberian Peninsula

About the source:

Origin: Quintilla de Soloza (Iberian Peninsula)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The fragmentary funerary inscription on the slate, dimensions 39 x 7 cm found in Quintanilla de Somoza (province of Leon, Spain) in the place called Pico del Castro (Avello Álvarez 1990-1991: 298). On the inscription King Ecgica is mentioned who reigned in Spain from 687 to 702 or 703.
Hispania Epigraphica Online Database no. 31033
A. Alonso Dávila, ``Estudio prosopográfico y onomástico del Norte de la Península Ibérica durante la época visigoda``, [in :] Actas del II Congreso de Historia de Palencia (27, 28 y 29 de abril de 1989), v. 1, Palencia 1990, 767-792.
J.L. Avello Álvarez, "Los suevos y visigodos en la provincia de León", Memorias de historia antigua 11-12 (1990), 295-316.
M. Gómez Moreno, Catálogo monumental de España. Provincia de León (1906-1908), v. 1, Madrid 1925.


Burial/Funerary inscription
Relation with - Monarch and royal/imperial family
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, ER287,