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Journal of Archaeology
Volume 2014, Article ID 171243, 12 pages
Research Article

Nondestructive Analysis of Silver Coins Minted in Taras (South Italy) between the V and the III Centuries BC

1Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche e Ambientali, Università del Salento, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
2Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Università del Salento, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
3Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Università del Salento, Via D. Birago No. 64, 73100 Lecce, Italy
4Dipartimento di Lettere e Beni Culturali (DiLBEC), Seconda Università di Napoli, Santa Maria Capua Vetere, 81055 Caserta, Italy

Received 24 October 2013; Accepted 18 May 2014; Published 16 June 2014

Academic Editor: Yue-Xing Feng

Copyright © 2014 Alessandro Buccolieri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The appendix 1 has been curated by Rosa Vitale.

The appendix 1 shows a numismatic point of view of the paper and, in particular, it shows the relationship between the metallic composition of ancient coins and some aspects of their production, such as the volume and the pattern of coin striking, and the weighty behaviour of coin issues.

With these purposes, the tarentine issues of the Molossian age are dealt in the appendix 1 because of some meaningful historical themes and methodological conditions which interest these coin issues, while in a following step shall be deepened other elements of the analysed sample, i.e. the tarentine issues of the Archytas epoch and those of the Pyrrhus age.

  1. Supplementary Material