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Title: Microscopical Examination of Ancient Silver Coins

Abstract

The microstructure of three silver coins of the IIId century B.C. from the Illyrian king Monounios, the ancient Greek city of Dyrrachion and of Korkyra was studied with XRF and microscopy. From this investigation it turned out that these coins have different chemical composition and microstructure that imply different minting method.

Authors:
; ; ; ;  [1]; ; ;  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (Greece)
  2. Department of Physics, FNSc, University of Tirana, Tirana (Albania)
  3. Department of Spectroscopy, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Tirana (Albania)
  4. Laboratory of Restoration and Archaeometry, Institute of Popular Culture, Tirana (Albania)
  5. Department of Antiquity, Institute of Archaeology, Tirana (Albania)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21057285
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 899; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 6. international conference of the Balkan Physical Union, Istanbul (Turkey), 22-26 Aug 2006; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2733539; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ARCHAEOLOGICAL SPECIMENS; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; MICROSTRUCTURE; OPTICAL MICROSCOPY; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SILVER; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; TWINNING; URBAN AREAS; X-RAY FLUORESCENCE ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

Pistofidis, N., Vourlias, G., Pavlidou, El., Stergioudis, G., Polychroniadis, E. K., Dilo, T., Prifti, I., Bilani, O., Civici, N., Stamati, F., and Gjongecaj, Sh.. Microscopical Examination of Ancient Silver Coins. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2733539.
Pistofidis, N., Vourlias, G., Pavlidou, El., Stergioudis, G., Polychroniadis, E. K., Dilo, T., Prifti, I., Bilani, O., Civici, N., Stamati, F., & Gjongecaj, Sh.. Microscopical Examination of Ancient Silver Coins. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2733539.
Pistofidis, N., Vourlias, G., Pavlidou, El., Stergioudis, G., Polychroniadis, E. K., Dilo, T., Prifti, I., Bilani, O., Civici, N., Stamati, F., and Gjongecaj, Sh.. Mon . "Microscopical Examination of Ancient Silver Coins". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2733539.
@article{osti_21057285,
title = {Microscopical Examination of Ancient Silver Coins},
author = {Pistofidis, N. and Vourlias, G. and Pavlidou, El. and Stergioudis, G. and Polychroniadis, E. K. and Dilo, T. and Prifti, I. and Bilani, O. and Civici, N. and Stamati, F. and Gjongecaj, Sh.},
abstractNote = {The microstructure of three silver coins of the IIId century B.C. from the Illyrian king Monounios, the ancient Greek city of Dyrrachion and of Korkyra was studied with XRF and microscopy. From this investigation it turned out that these coins have different chemical composition and microstructure that imply different minting method.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2733539},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 899,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}