Author: G. Gaia

Download article as .pdf: Un monumento sepolcrale a tumulo lungo la via Campana-Portuense: un’ipotesi interpretativa

The paper focuses on an attempt to reconstruct the context in which a monumental tomb was found in 1908 during excavation works for the construction of the new Trastevere railway station. In the same zone, the funerary epigraph of Potitus Valerius Messalla and four reliefs representing hunting scenes were also found. These elements, if associated, could provide a valid hypothesis of contextualisation of the monument under examination, which would otherwise be difficult to place in an area characterised by poorer and probably later sepulchral evidence. The dating of the tomb and the chronology of epigraph and reliefs seem also consistent between them.