A Study of the Chemical Composition of the 3rd Century AD Bosporan Billon Staters by XRF-Analysis, Neutron Tomography and Diffraction

  • M. G. Abramson
  • I. A. Saprykina
  • S. E. Kichanov
  • D. P. Kozlenko
  • K. M. Nazarov
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Abstract

The results of the combined investigation of the chemical composition of the Bosporan King Rhescuporis V’s billon staters from the 2011 Phanagorian hoard by XRF spectroscopy, neutron tomography and diffraction, and metallographic analysis are presented. The study of the crystal structure of the coin alloy indicates the absence of silver coating of staters minted from low-grade silver.

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natural science methods in archaeology XRF spectroscopy neutron tomography diffraction metallographic analyses coin alloy crystal structure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Abramson
    • 1
  • I. A. Saprykina
    • 2
  • S. E. Kichanov
    • 3
  • D. P. Kozlenko
    • 3
  • K. M. Nazarov
    • 3
  1. 1.Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical UniversityMagnitogorskRussia
  2. 2.Institute of ArchaeologyMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubna, Moscow oblastRussia

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