Silver Isotopes and Rise of Money

Project: Research

Project Details


European Research Council Advanced Grant N° 741454 - €2,400,000 - using a new technique of silver isotopic analysis combined with lead and copper isotopic and chemical analysis to determine ancient silver ore sources from Spain to Iran and the conversion of silver into coined money and jewelry and its movement around the ancient world.

Layman's description

Discovering where ancient money came and how it moved around the ancient world.

Key findings

Sampling and analysis is underway.
Short titleSilver Isotopes and Rise of Money
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/22