Tel Dor Excavation Project

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Institute of Archaeology
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus 91950
Jerusalem, Israel
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Rosa Maria Motta

Rosa Maria Motta

A classical archaeologist educated in Italy and the US (Ph.D. University of Virginia). She is currently a Lecturer of Classical Studies at Christopher Newport University, where she teaches Greek Art and Archaeology, Roman Art and Archaeology, and Archeology of Greco-Roman Sicily, in addition to Latin and Roman Culture. Rosa's current research interests are in Greek and Roman coins, in particular the reciprocal feedback between the political, socio-culturally and territorially specific iconography of coins and identity construction; the semiotic function of coins as primary vehicles through which meaning was constructed in a pecuniary culture; and the interactions between dominant/élite and non-élite beliefs and identities that shape a given society.

Recent Publication

Motta, R.M. 2011. "Zeus on Dora's Coins." Israel Numismatic Research 6:79-92.


Prof. Rosa Motta - MCLL
Christopher Newport University
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Newport News, Virginia, 23606