This essay examines a deposit of 29 late Roman bronze coins (4th-5th centuries AD) found at Luni (Liguria, North of Italy). They were hidden inside a small hole dug into a mosaic floor and sealed by a layer of mortar. After studying the chronology and the numismatic aspects of the group of coins, the author discusses the way in which the coins were concealed, in an attempt to discern the reason why they were placed inside an architectural structure. That the hoard was hidden to be preserved or to serve as a chronological indicator can be ruled out. The author suggests that the coins were deposited for votive or ritual purposes.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] Coins from floor structures. A case study from Lunense|
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Numismatica e Archeologia. Monete, strarigrafie e contesti. Dati a confronto. Workshop Internazionale di Numismatica|
|Editor||G. Pardini, N. Parise|
|Numero di pagine||14|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2017|
- Depositi monetali di fondazione
- Monete in contesto archeologico