Hariulf Inscription (Rheinisches Landesmuseum)
Treverorum: Roman city, modern Trier.
The Burgundians were an East-Germanic tribe that in the
century migrated to the west, and later settled in an area that had
once been occupied by the Alamans. Their new kingdom was situated on
the Lower Main, opposite Mainz. Although the Burgundians eventually would invade the Roman Empire,
relations could be cordial too: Rome and the Burgundians were united in their opposition to the Alamans.
This is corroborated by the Hariulf Inscription from Trier: the
tombstone of a Burgandian prince who was a member of the emperor's
bodyguard, but died young. He lived in the second half of the fourth
century, perhaps serving Valentinian I. The inscription, known as CIL
13.3682, is now in the Rheinisches
Landesmuseum in Trier.
XX ET MENS-
ET DIES NOVEm.
guardsmen, son of Han-
havald, of the royal fam-
ily of the Burgundians, who
lived 20 years and 9 mo-
nths and 9 days.
Reutilus, his uncl-
e, erected this.(more...)
H. Cüppers, Trier. Kaiserresidenz und Bischofsstadt (1984), p.349-350