Combined application of imaging techniques for the characterization and authentication of ancient weapons

  • Filomena Salvemini
  • Francesco Grazzi
  • Nikolay Kardjilov
  • Frank Wieder
  • Ingo Manke
  • David Edge
  • Alan Williams
  • Marco Zoppi
Regular Article


Non-invasive experimental methods play an important role in the field of cultural heritage. Benefiting from the technical progress in recent years, neutron imaging has been demonstrated to complement effectively studies based on surface analysis, allowing for a non-invasive characterization of the whole three-dimensional volume. This study focuses on a kris and a kanjar, two weapons from ancient Asia, to show the potential of the combined use of X-ray and neutron imaging techniques for the characterisation of the manufacturing methods and the authentication of objects of cultural and historical interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheIstituto dei Sistemi ComplessiSesto FiorentinoItaly
  2. 2.Bragg InstituteANSTOSidneyAustralia
  3. 3.Helmholtz ZentrumBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Wallace CollectionLondonUK

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