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Title: Neutron tomographic analysis: Material characterization of silver and electrum coins from the 6th and 5th centuries BCE
Authors: Salvemini, F
Olsen, SR
Luzin, V
Garbe, U
Davis, J
Knowles, T
Sheedy, K
Keywords: Tomography
Nondestructive analysos
Greece
Silver
Metals
ANSTO
Corrosion
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2016
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Salvemini, F., Olsen, S. R., Luzin, V., Garbe, U., Davis, J., Knowles, T., & Sheedy, K. (2016). Neutron tomographic analysis: Material characterization of silver and electrum coins from the 6th and 5th centuries BCE. Materials Characterization, 118, 175-185. doi:10.1016/j.matchar.2016.05.018
Abstract: Neutron tomography was applied to study a set of Greek silver coins and a single Lydian electrum coin minted in the 6 and 5th centuries BCE. The investigation was conducted at the new neutron imaging station DINGO at ANSTO in order to demonstrate capabilities and to explore limits of this non-invasive method in characterizing numismatic materials. From the reconstructed volume of each sample, the morphology, porosity, inclusions, and presence of composite structures can be revealed and evaluated. This information can be used to elucidate ancient minting technology and to prove authenticity. Moreover, the state of conservation, corrosion processes and attempts to repair the coins can be determined. © 2016 Elsevier Inc.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchar.2016.05.018
http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/9257
ISSN: 1044-5803
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