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Seminar with Matthew Ponting

On April 4th 2016 Dr. Matthew Ponting FSA (University of Liverpool) delivered a paper “The scientific analysis of Roman silver coinage” at the PhD seminar on ancient numismatics of prof. Aleksander Bursche at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw.

Matthew Ponting (left) with Aleksander Bursche

Different methods (drilling, XRF, laser ablation) of coin analysis and their results were discussed at length. Dr Ponting advised on the best possible methods for analysis of barbarian imitations from different materials – gold, silver, plated copper, lead etc. He also agreed to teach one person from the “IMAGMA” team the method of drilling coins.

Ponting