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Journal articleA group of six coins from Ithaca in the British Museum collection has been analysed using a bench Bruker Artax X-ray fluorescence spectrometer on a polished surface. The coins can be stylistically divided into two variants. The analysis highlighted that the two variants are chemically different, with one suspected of...
Perucchetti, Laura ; Dowler, Amelia
Book chapterAn overview of the approach and results of the British Museum / Leicester University AHRC funded project studying Iron Age and Roman hoards from Britain.
Journal articleAn annual summary of coin hoards from England, Scotland and Wales found up to the end of the year before the year of publication of the journal.
Ghey, Eleanor ; Andrews, Murray
Journal articleIn 1969, a unique set of Late Period bronze casting moulds was discovered at the Qubbet el-Hawa necropolis illustrating the chaîne opératoire of the lost-wax technique. Usually only mould fragments, if anything at all, remain in the archaeological record, but this assemblage presents complete examples representative of different phases of...
Verly, Georges ; Auenmüller, Johannes ; Delvaux, Luc ; W. Rademakers, Frederik
Book chapterThis paper, co-authored by conservators from the Hirayama Studio at the British Museum, discusses whether staff at a Western institution have the right and appropriate qualifications to conserve objects from different cultures. What is appropriate in conserving culturally diverse material? Do we at the British Museum, on the one hand, risk...
Weiss, Carol ; Qiu, Jin Xian ; Kim-Marandet, Meejung ; Kosek, Joanna ; Kusunoki, Kyoko …
Bordering on Asian paintings: dye analysis of textile borders and mount elements to complement research on Asian pictorial artMount components and textile borders represent important elements of Asian paintings. However, they are often side-lined or not considered an integral part of the original piece, as they may be later additions or may have been replaced during historic conservation or mounting interventions. Nevertheless, evidence is sometimes present that textile...
Tamburini, Diego ; Dyer, Joanne ; Heady, Teresa ; Derham, Alice ; Kim-Marandet, Meejung …
BookThis is the first book to explore the history of the field of Chinese numismatics from both Eastern and Western perspectives. Consisting of four papers that complement each other beautifully, it gives a sound introduction to the study of Chinese numismatics, focusing on the 19th century and, crucially, how to...
Wang, Helen ; Thierry, Francois ; Jankowski, Lyce
BookThe discovery in 2001 of an exquisite Early Bronze Age gold cup at Ringlemere Farm in Kent prompted an extensive survey and excavation of the site from 2002–2006. Excavation revealed a site with a long history of use, the most striking evidence being for intensive activity in the third millennium...
Needham, Stuart ; Parfitt, Keith
BookProfessor William Y. Adams presents sixteen papers on Nubia, written at various times during his lengthy and productive academic career. Most of those selected had been previously published only in a limited way; encompassing a wide range of topics, Adams wanted to enable them to reach a wider readership than...
Adams, William Y. ; Anderson, Julie R.