The fonts on the technological processes used in the art of the ancient goldsmith are largel the whole body of a finding in terms of both used materials and traces of the technological processes put in place in its production process. The aim is twofold: on the one hand, we need to reveal the techniques and their relationship to the specific cultural milieu and, on the other hand, we can attempt to describe the exchange of raw materials needed for the production of such jewellery. Our study concerns the complete description of an archaeological finding consisting in a piece of Hellenistic gold jewellery embedding a precious stone. It was likely manufactured in the Greek colony of Taranto and discovered in Serre Boscose location in Cariati municipality (CS), Italy. This is a hilly area known in ancient times as Hylias, which was centred around fortified brettia city of Pruìia of Terravecchia (CS). The gold jewel was examined by means of the X-ray microtomography at the μTomo experimental station of STAR-facility (University of Calabria) to recover its internal structure and describe the details of the metal processing. This imaging technique allowed us to acquire the volumetric model of the finding and to characterize its internal structure with a resolution of 10 microns. Furthermore, the X-ray fluorescence spectrometry was used to analyse the elements of the constituent materials whilst the Raman spectroscopy was used to characterize the precious stone.y fragmentary and a continuous activity must be developed to describe those processes. Amongst them, the archaeometric studies recently are taken advantage of the innovative non-destructive techniques. Some of those allows to study

A Non-destructive Archaeometric Study of a Hellenistic Gold Jewel

Andrea Smeriglio;Giuseppe Elettivo;Simone Caputo;Maria Caterina Crocco;Joseph John Beltrano;Antonello Nucera;Marco Castriota;Vincenzo Formoso;Riccardo Cristoforo Barberi;Armando Taliano Grasso;Raffaele Giuseppe Agostino
2022

Abstract

The fonts on the technological processes used in the art of the ancient goldsmith are largel the whole body of a finding in terms of both used materials and traces of the technological processes put in place in its production process. The aim is twofold: on the one hand, we need to reveal the techniques and their relationship to the specific cultural milieu and, on the other hand, we can attempt to describe the exchange of raw materials needed for the production of such jewellery. Our study concerns the complete description of an archaeological finding consisting in a piece of Hellenistic gold jewellery embedding a precious stone. It was likely manufactured in the Greek colony of Taranto and discovered in Serre Boscose location in Cariati municipality (CS), Italy. This is a hilly area known in ancient times as Hylias, which was centred around fortified brettia city of Pruìia of Terravecchia (CS). The gold jewel was examined by means of the X-ray microtomography at the μTomo experimental station of STAR-facility (University of Calabria) to recover its internal structure and describe the details of the metal processing. This imaging technique allowed us to acquire the volumetric model of the finding and to characterize its internal structure with a resolution of 10 microns. Furthermore, the X-ray fluorescence spectrometry was used to analyse the elements of the constituent materials whilst the Raman spectroscopy was used to characterize the precious stone.y fragmentary and a continuous activity must be developed to describe those processes. Amongst them, the archaeometric studies recently are taken advantage of the innovative non-destructive techniques. Some of those allows to study
978-3-031-15675-5
Hellenistic jewel, X-ray μCT, XRF spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Archaeometry
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Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11770/339422
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