Analysis of a gold solidus of roman emperor Valentinian I

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A gold solidus of Valentinian I, Emperor of Rome (A.D. 364-375) shown in Figure 1, and belonging to a private collection, was subjected to material and stylistic analysis, in order to ascertain about its authenticity. Due to the rarity of such a coin, only non-destructive analytical techniques were used, namely Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE), electrical resistivity and optical microscopy.
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Title of host publicationMicroscopy and Microanalysis
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
EventSPMicros2012 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …


Period1/01/12 → …

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