Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

A new cast contorniate from Rome

Sep 15, 2022, 9:40 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall B

Auditorium Maximum - Hall B


Claudia Ferro (Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali )


The paper presents an unpublished cast contorniate, discovered during the urban excavations in the area of Argiletum and now preserved in the Capitoline Coin Cabinet along with other 47 specimens also awaiting publication.
The first part focuses on the contorniate, its material and the production technique, which suggests that this object had a magical use. In the second part, the place of discovery of the contorniate coin will be compared to other similar finds known in Rome and from other contexts, in order to formulate possible hypotheses about the function and the social status of the users of these consumer goods.

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Claudia Ferro (Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali )

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