Author ORCID Identifier
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4818-3195 : Jennifer Soutter
The symbols found on Victorian coffin handles reflect Victorian attitudes, feelings, and beliefs, towards and about death. Coffin handles depicting these death symbols were excavated from St. Thomas Church Cemetery in Belleville in the summer of 1989. The purpose of this paper is to provide a classification scheme for the handles and a discussion of the symbols found on them.