Reliability of nuclear methods in the analysis of ancient coins: The chiselet hoard of thasian tetradrachmas

  • V. Cojocaru
  • D. Serbănescu
Article

Abstract

Four nuclear methods are critically regarded from the point of view of the nondestructive analyses of the ancient coins. The information they can give and the reliability of each method are discussed. The coins analyzed are eleven Thasian tetradrachmas from the Chiselet hoard, minted during the second and first centuries BC. Much information can be obtained about the original ore and ancient minting technology.

Keywords

Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Nuclear Method Nondestructive Analysis Ancient Coin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Cojocaru
    • 1
  • D. Serbănescu
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physics and Nuclear EngineeringBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Museum of HistoryOltenitaRomania

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