Non-invasive characterization of ancient Cu-based coins using Raman spectroscopy

Leila Es Sebar, Leonardo Iannucci, Yuval Goren, Peter Fabian, Emma Angelini, Sabrina Grassini

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Abstract

Characterization of archaeological finds is a challenging case study for researchers, as the need of non-invasive measurements strongly affects the investigation strategies. Moreover, it is almost not possible to follow a fixed protocol, because the measurement conditions should be tailored to the samples under study. This paper presents a preliminary characterization of bronze coins coming from an archaeological site located in the south of Israel. The superficial corrosion layers have been analysed by means of Raman spectroscopy in order to investigate their composition and assess the conservation state of the finds. Reference samples of known composition have also been used to help peaks identification in the Raman spectra. Results coming from this study can help in defining the correct conservation strategies for the artefacts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IMEKO TC4 International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, MetroArchaeo 2019
PublisherIMEKO-International Measurement Federation Secretariat
Pages389-394
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789299008454
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event2019 IMEKO TC4 International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, MetroArchaeo 2019 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 4 Dec 20196 Dec 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IMEKO TC4 International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, MetroArchaeo 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IMEKO TC4 International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, MetroArchaeo 2019
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFlorence
Period4/12/196/12/19

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