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Ion beam studies of archaeological gold jewellery items

Abstract

Analytical work on material of archaeological interest performed at LARN mainly concerns gold jewellery, with an emphasis to solders on the artefacts and to gold plating or copper depletion gilding. PIXE, RBS but also PIGE and NRA have been applied to a large variety of items. On the basis of elemental analysis, we have identified typical workmanship of ancient goldsmiths in various regions of the world: finely decorated Mesopotamian items, Hellenistic and Byzantine craftsmanship, cloisonne of the Merovingian period, depletion gilding on Pre-Colombian tumbaga. This paper is some shortening of the work performed at LARN during the last ten years. Criteria to properly use PIXE for quantitative analysis of non-homogeneous ancient artefacts presented at the 12th IBA conference in 1995 are also shortly discussed. (orig.).
Authors:
Demortier, G [1] 
  1. Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur (Belgium). Lab. d`Analyses par Reactions Nucleaires
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1996
Product Type:
Journal Article
Report Number:
CONF-950803-
Reference Number:
SCA: 400101; PA: AIX-27:064814; EDB-96:144238; SN: 96001665327
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B; Journal Volume: 113; Journal Issue: 1-4; Conference: 4. European conference on accelerators in applied research and technology, Zurich (Switzerland), 29 Aug - 2 Sep 1995; Other Information: PBD: Jun 1996
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; COPPER; ION MICROPROBE ANALYSIS; GOLD; ARCHAEOLOGICAL SPECIMENS; SILVER; BACKSCATTERING; NUCLEAR REACTION ANALYSIS; PIXE ANALYSIS; QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; RUTHERFORD SCATTERING
OSTI ID:
368395
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: NIMBEU; ISSN 0168-583X; TRN: NL96FD323064814
Submitting Site:
NLN
Size:
pp. 347-353
Announcement Date:
Oct 04, 1996

Citation Formats

Demortier, G. Ion beam studies of archaeological gold jewellery items. Netherlands: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.1016/0168-583X(95)01318-0.
Demortier, G. Ion beam studies of archaeological gold jewellery items. Netherlands. doi:10.1016/0168-583X(95)01318-0.
Demortier, G. 1996. "Ion beam studies of archaeological gold jewellery items." Netherlands. doi:10.1016/0168-583X(95)01318-0. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/0168-583X(95)01318-0.
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title = {Ion beam studies of archaeological gold jewellery items}
author = {Demortier, G}
abstractNote = {Analytical work on material of archaeological interest performed at LARN mainly concerns gold jewellery, with an emphasis to solders on the artefacts and to gold plating or copper depletion gilding. PIXE, RBS but also PIGE and NRA have been applied to a large variety of items. On the basis of elemental analysis, we have identified typical workmanship of ancient goldsmiths in various regions of the world: finely decorated Mesopotamian items, Hellenistic and Byzantine craftsmanship, cloisonne of the Merovingian period, depletion gilding on Pre-Colombian tumbaga. This paper is some shortening of the work performed at LARN during the last ten years. Criteria to properly use PIXE for quantitative analysis of non-homogeneous ancient artefacts presented at the 12th IBA conference in 1995 are also shortly discussed. (orig.).}
doi = {10.1016/0168-583X(95)01318-0}
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B}
issue = {1-4}
volume = {113}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {1996}
month = {Jun}
}