Il valore dei gesti e degli oggetti. Monete e altri elementi in contesti funerari


Author: Noé Conejo Delgado  (Eds)
Year of printing: 2023
ISBN: 9788892852167
e-ISBN: 9788892852174


The funerary rituals of ancient and medieval societies are full of small gestures that cannot go unnoticed. In recent years, many researchers dedicated to the archeology of death have focused their attention on the trace of these behaviors, analyzing in detail many of the materials found in the burials. Coins, jewellery, ceramics, bones, food and flowers are some of the objects that were frequently used to bid farewell to the deceased. The detailed analysis of these materials in large funerary contexts demonstrates that their choice and placement in tombs was rich in meanings that varied according to eras, regions and communities. This volume reflects precisely on these last aspects, studying in detail the choice, placement and ideological value of small objects traditionally associated with outdated concepts. It is for this reason that a large part of the works in this volume are dedicated to the analysis of coins in tombs, since it is an object used with a certain frequency in the funerary rites of various cultures. Alongside these numismatic studies, other contributions are dedicated to the examination, according to updated approaches, of the elements of decoration and personal consumption in funerary contexts, thus providing new data that allow us to reconstruct and rethink with greater precision the conceptions of death in ancient times and medieval.



  • 1. La monnaie dans la tombe, hier et aujourd’hui, ici et ailleurs : identité de gestes – pluralité de raisons, Jean-Marc Doyen – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.01
  • 2. Quand la tradition se cache dans les détails. Apports de la segmentation de séquences rituelles à la compréhension des phénomènes de dépôts monétaires en milieu funéraire, Jean-Patrick Duchemin – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.02
  • 3. Monedas en tumba en Hispania: valoración de una reciente línea de investigación numismática, Helena Gozalbes García – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.03
  • 4. Coins in Late Roman and Early Medieval tombs in northern Italy: Some notes on an archaeological and numismatic problem, Noé Conejo Delgado  – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.04


  • 5. Le monete delle necropoli lungo la via Postumia a sud-ovest di Verona, Antonella Arzone, Giulia Pelucchini – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.05
  • 6. Coins on the eyes: A brief analysis of selected examples, Laureline Cattelain – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.06
  • 7. Perforated coins and coin jewellery in Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain), Nova Barrero Martín – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.07
  • 8. The funerary offering of coins in the Roman Venetia et Histria: A selection based on coin types?, Andrea Stella – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.08
  • 9. Monete nei corredi tombali tardoantichi: usi rituali o pratiche sanitarie? Il caso della necropoli tardoantica dall’area degli Uffizi (Firenze), Michele Asolati – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.09
  • 10. Gioielli monetali romani in contesti tombali. Aggiornamenti sul pendente con aureo di Salonino da una sepoltura milanese, Claudia Perassi – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.10
  • 11. Le monete nelle tombe dei santi in Emilia-Romagna: memorie, ex voto o reliquie?, Domenico Luciano Moretti – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.11


  • 12. I resti animali in contesti funerari di età romana e tardoantica, Silvia Bandera – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.12
  • 13. Le offerte vegetali nelle sepolture di età romana dell’Italia settentrionale: un aggiornamento delle ricerche, Barbara Proserpio, Mauro Rottoli, Elisabetta Castiglioni – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.13
  • 14. Under the cloak of invisibility: The mise-en-scéne of death in the West of the Roman Empire, Mónica Rolo – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.14
  • 15. A rooster-shaped lamp from Canneto sull’Oglio (Mantova) and its significance in a funerary context, Luca Arioli – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.15
  • 16. Alcune riflessioni su monete, piccoli oggetti e denti di animali rinvenuti in contesti funerari dell’Italia settentrionale nei secoli finali dell’alto Medioevo (VII-X sec.), Andrea Colagrande – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.16
  • 17. There’s no place like home. Mobility, adaptation, and mutability in funerary contexts by foreign populations in Colonia Augusta Emerita (1st c. BC – 3rd c. AD), Carlos Cáceres-Puerto – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.17
  • 18. Verses for Eternity: The Carmina Latina Epigraphica in funerary contexts, María Limón Belén, Sergio España-Chamorro – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.18
  • 19. Lo que nos dicen las tumbas. Ajuares hallados en el sur y sureste de la Península Ibérica (siglos V-VII d.C), Irene Salinero Sánchez – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.19

Conclusioni, Noé Conejo Delgado – doi 10.36153/monoarc148.20

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