Ancient silver coins (drachms) issued by the Greek city Dyrrhachium during 68-43 years BC were analysed non-destructively by micro-PIXE method. The selected 27 drachms, including four imitations, belong to the numismatic collection of the Hungarian National Museum (HNM). Nine elements (Fe, Cu, Zn, Br, Ag, Sn, Au, Pb and Bi) were determined quantitatively. Samples are characterised with a uniformly low approx. 92% Ag concentration. Debasement is supposed.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2000|
|Event||The 14th International Conference on Ion Beam Analysis - 6th European Conference on Accelerators in Applied Research and Technology - Dresden, Ger|
Duration: Jul 26 1999 → Jul 30 1999
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics