knight Hugh, abbey of Troarn, early 11th c.
Alexandre Duboscq. Collection Banque d'Images Régionale. ACCAAN. Caen
The obituary inscription in fine capitals which runs around the two faces of the
tombstone, begins with the word "CVM" (left) and reads
ILLE M SVMMVS M
M OPIFEX [I]NT(er) M
MUNDA(ne) / CVNDI/CIONIS EXORDIA SAPIENCIA P(er)LVST(R)AVIT M
VII [M I]DVS M
F(e)B(ruarii) OBIIT HVGO MIL(es) R(egis)
[A]NTE ATRIVM HOC REQVIEVIT HVGO MILES RICARDI REG[IS] NORMANDORVM / IVSSIO
"Whereas among all the benefits of the worldly condition, the Sovereign Creator of all
Things in all has granted wised to Hugh, knight of the king, who died 7 days from the ides of
Before this porch rested Hugh, knight of Richard, King of the Normans, whose command has been fulfilled".
Original french translation
by Maylis Baylé :
Le tombeau du chevalier Hugues à Troarn, in :
Les origines et les premiers développements de la sculpture romane en
Normandie, Art de Basse-Normandie, n° 100 bis, Caen, 1992, p. 80-83,
212-213 et fig. 214-220.