Epigraphy and Numismatics


Lecture, translation, interpretation and archaeological and historical contextualisation of the epigraphic material.
Understanding of the main contents given by funerary, honorary, religious and road nerwork Epigraphy.
Understanding of the prodution structures and trade of fine wares in Roman Period trough potters´stamps.
Understanding of the evolutions within Early Christian, Medieval and Modern Periods.
Understanding of the main numismatic types and the evolution of mints between the Roman Period and the Modern Age.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Tomás Cordero Ruiz


Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language



Not applicable



BRUUN, CH. e EDMONDSON, J. (2015): The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy. Oxford
BUONOPANE, A. (2009): Manuale di Epigrafia latina. Roma.
COOLEY, A. (2012): The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy. Cambridge.
D’ENCARNAÇÃO, J. (2010): Epigrafia: as pedras que falam. Coimbra.
D’ENCARNAÇÃO, J. (2013): Introdução ao estudo da Epigrafia latina. Coimbra.


BURNETT, A. (1987): Coinage in the Roman World. London.
GRIERSON, Ph. (2015): Introduzione alla Numismatica. Milão.
METCALF, W.E., (2012): The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Numismatic. Oxford.
RIPOLLÈS, P. P. (2010): Las acuñaciones romanas provinciales de Hispania. Madrid.
PLIEGO VÁZQUEZ, R. (2009): La moneda visigoda. Historia monetaria del reino visigodo de Toledo (c. 569-711). Sevilla.
VILLARONGA, L. e BENAGES, J. (2011): Ancient coinage of the Iberia Peninsula: Greek, Punic, Iberian, Roman. Barcelona.

Teaching method

The teaching of the subject is based on:

- Theoretical classes accompanied by audiovisual information.
- Practical classes - During the course the students must present in the class a historical analysis of an inscription and a coin.
- A visit is planned the epigraphic collection of the National Archaeological Museum and another to the Museum of Money.


Evaluation method

- Individual test(50%), - Individual work for presentation in classes: a practical form of an inscription and a coin(40%), - Participation in practical classes(10%)

Subject matter

1. Introduction to Epigraphy.
2. Epigraphy before Rome.
4. Medieval Epigraphy.
5. Numismatics.
6. The beginnings of the coin.
7. Greek numismatics.
8. Roman numismatics.
9. Numismatics in the Iberian Peninsula.
10. Coins in the Early Medieval Hispania.



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