A multi-technique investigation of the incuse coinage of Magna Graecia

F. Salvemini*, K. Sheedy, S. R. Olsen, M. Avdeev, J. Davis, V. Luzin

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This paper focuses on the application of different neutron techniques to characterize the manufacturing process of ‘incuse’ coins minted by Greek colonies in Southern Italy during the 6th and 5th centuries BC. In order to provide an insight into incuse coinage minting, numismatic and historical studies were combined with metallurgical research based on non-destructive neutron diffraction, neutron texture analysis and neutron tomography. The most significant scientific data collected during our campaign of investigation will be showcased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-755
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018


  • Ancient minting technology
  • Archaeometallurgy
  • Incuse coins
  • Neutron diffraction
  • Neutron texture
  • Neutron tomography
  • Non-invasive method
  • Numismatic materials


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