Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 84
Funerary inscription of Severus, presbyter probably in Beja (Iberian Peninsula), died in AD 584.
(alfa) (omega) / Seuerus / presbit(er) fam[u]/lus Christi vi/xit ann LV / requievit in / pace Domini / XI kal(endas) Novembr(es) era / DCXXII
(Hispania Epigraphica 25911)
(alpha) (omega) Severus presbyter, the servant of Christ, lived for 55 years, rested in the peace of the Lord on the 11th day before the Kalends of November in the year 622 of the era [=22 October 584].
(trans. M. Szada)


The date on the inscription is given according to the Spanish Era, which began in 38 BC.

Place of event:

  • Iberian Peninsula
  • Beja

About the source:

Origin: Beja (Iberian Peninsula)
The inscrption no longer exists. It is known from three modern accounts - one from 16th c. of André de Resende (Resende 1593: 207; it was used as a source by Hübner), second from 18th c. of Francisco Pérez Bayer (J. L. de V. 1919/1920: 124 with illustration; it was used as a source by Vives), and third also from 18th c. of John Breval (Breval 1726: 325; Canto 2004: 286 it was used by the most recent editors of the inscription, Hispania Epigraphica, vol. 14 (2008), n. 417).
Trismegistos ID: 242201
Hispania Epigraphica 25911
Hispania Epigraphica, vol. 14 (2008), n. 417
E.W.E. Hübner, Inscriptiones Hispaniae christianae, Berlin 1871, n. 3
J. Vives, Inscripciones cristianas de la España romana y visigoda, Barcelona 1942, n. 80
J. Bever, Remarks on several parts of Europe, vol. 2, London 1726
A.M. Canto, "Los viajes del caballero inglés John Breval a España y Portugalnovedades arqueológicas y epigráficas de 1726,” Revista portuguesa de arqueologia 7 (2004), 265-364
J. L. de V., "Viagem de Pérez Bayer em Portugal em 1782", O Archeólogo Português 24 (1919/1920), 108-176.
A. de Resende, Libri quatuor de antiquitatibus Lusitaniae, Évora 1593.


Burial/Funerary inscription
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: M. Szada, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER84,