MAIASP. 2021. No. 13

B. Zlateva (Sofia, Bulgaria), M. Doychinova (Sofia, Bulgaria),  I. Prokopov (Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria)

XRF ANALYSES OF ELECTRUM COINS OF THE 7th 4th cc. BCE: COIN HOARD (HOARDS?) OR SEVERAL GROUPS OF COINS

DOI: 10.53737/2713-2021.2021.64.74.029

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Pages: 855—874

The subject of the publication is a group of electrum coins of MysiaKyzikus, Ionia — Lesbos, Mytilene, Phokaia, and Erythrae. The coins are 83 in number and were found together in a shipment of smuggled traffic. The numismatic term coin hoard, in this case, is not preferable by the authors and the group of coins is called coin pile. Given the need to prepare expertise for authenticity, some of the coins were analyzed for their metal composition. Detailed information is represented on the identification of coins and X-ray fluorescence analysis. In a catalog, the coins are arranged for convenience following thematic and chronological order.

Key words: numismatics, electrum coinage, coin hoard, elemental composition of the metal.

Received October 20, 2021

Accepted for publication November 15, 2021

About the authors:

Zlateva Boika (Sofia, Bulgaria). PhD, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski

E-mail: ahbz@chem.uni-sofia.bg

Doychinova Marina (Sofia, Bulgaria). PhD student in ancient numismatics

E-mail: numismatics@sofiahistorymuseum.bg

Prokopov Ilya (Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria). PhD (Аrchaeology and Аncient Numismatics), Dr. habil. (History, Archaeology, Applied History), South-West UniversityNeofit Rilski”, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies

E-mail: ilya.prokopov@gmail.com