A Preliminary archaeometallurgical examination of some bronze coins from Komana


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Student: Ayşen Elşen Aydın

Supervisor: DENİZ BURCU ERCİYAS

Abstract:

This thesis comprises archaeometallurgical investigations on some coins found in archaeological excavations at the ancient settlement of Komana-Tokat. Micro-XRF and Scanning Electron Microscope analysis methods were used in this study. By means of these methods, it was aimed to obtain information about the alloy compositions of the coins found at this site dating to different periods. This is also the first archaeometallurgical study on the coins found in Komana. According to the results of the analysis, the elemental compositions of the mines were determined. The results obtained gave information about the alloys of Byzantine/post-Byzantine coins found in Komana.