Metallurgical Study on Some Sasanian Silver Coins in Sistan Museum

Naghavi, Sogand (2017) Metallurgical Study on Some Sasanian Silver Coins in Sistan Museum. Technical Report. university of zabol.

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Numismatics is a significant branch of archaeology that addresses the identification of history, historical geography, religion(s), art, culture, economy, myths, clothing, traditions, and sometimes the architecture of each era. In this study, seven Sasanian silver coins preserved in the Sistan Anthropology Museum were analyzed. Some surfaces of these coins were covered with corrosion products and contamination layers. So, the coins were cleaned for a clearer look of the images to study their figures and obtain accurate results. The main objective of this study was to investigate the microstructure and alloying elements of the coins and to identify the relevant coinage processes. The investigation into the coins was done by means of microscopic and instrumental analysis techniques. In addition, the microstructural analyses were conducted to trace metallurgical and coinage processes through optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDS). The elemental analyses of the coins was carried out by proton-induced x-ray emission spectrometry to discover the alloys used in coinage and identify the impurities of samples.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Depositing User: admin admin1 admin2
Date Deposited: 29 May 2017 08:30
Last Modified: 29 May 2017 08:30

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