In this research we studied the compositional, crystallographic and microstructural properties of a series of incuse silver didracmae stemming from the Achaean colonies of Metapontum and Caulonia. We address the following points: the metal sources, th efabrication process and degradation phenomena, such as incrustation and embrittement, emploing energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spettroscopy, X-ray diffractometry, and scanning electron and optical microscopies. Information regarding inclusions and presence of significant amounts of gold can be tentatively used to address provenancing and fabrication issues.

MICROSTRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION OF EARLY WESTERN GREEK INCUSE COINS

BOZZINI, Benedetto;SICILIANO, Aldo;SARCINELLI, Giuseppe;
2005

Abstract

In this research we studied the compositional, crystallographic and microstructural properties of a series of incuse silver didracmae stemming from the Achaean colonies of Metapontum and Caulonia. We address the following points: the metal sources, th efabrication process and degradation phenomena, such as incrustation and embrittement, emploing energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spettroscopy, X-ray diffractometry, and scanning electron and optical microscopies. Information regarding inclusions and presence of significant amounts of gold can be tentatively used to address provenancing and fabrication issues.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11587/111335
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact