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The Possibility of Provenancing A Series of Bronze Punic Coins Found At Tharros (Western Sardinia) Using the Literature Lead Isotope Database

Attanasio, D.; Bultrini, G.; Ingo, G.M.

Archaeometry 43(4): 529-547


ISSN/ISBN: 0003-813X
DOI: 10.1111/1475-4754.00035
Accession: 063032542

A sample set of 42 bronze Punic coins dating from the third century bc and excavated in the Phoenician, Punic and then Roman town of Tharros (western Sardinia) has been used to test the performance of the literature lead isotope database and to establish a well defined provenancing procedure. A selection from the available database, including Cypriot, Sardinian and Spanish ore deposits, has been used.

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