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The use of computed tomography for the study of archaeological coins

The use of computed tomography for the study of archaeological coins
The use of computed tomography for the study of archaeological coins
Computed tomography enables non-destructive three-dimensional densitometric information of the internal structure and external geometry of many archaeological artefacts to be acquired. This paper uses work completed by the μ-VIS X-ray Imaging Centre at the University of Southampton to illustrate how computed tomography can be used to accurately record surface and sub-surface data of intact coin hoards contained within pots. An examination of coin placement, coin identification and segmentation and extraction of individual coins for use within a virtual environment are presented. Computed tomography used in this way will enable numismatists to identify otherwise hidden coins, and to visualise, share and archive coin data.
3D imaging, Coin hoard, Computed tomography, Roman
2352-409X
35-41
Miles, James
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Mavrogordato, Mark
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Sinclair, Ian
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Hinton, David
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Boardman, Richard
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Earl, Graeme
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Miles, James
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Mavrogordato, Mark
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Sinclair, Ian
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Hinton, David
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Boardman, Richard
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Earl, Graeme
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Miles, James, Mavrogordato, Mark, Sinclair, Ian, Hinton, David, Boardman, Richard and Earl, Graeme (2016) The use of computed tomography for the study of archaeological coins. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 6, 35-41. (doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.01.019).

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Abstract

Computed tomography enables non-destructive three-dimensional densitometric information of the internal structure and external geometry of many archaeological artefacts to be acquired. This paper uses work completed by the μ-VIS X-ray Imaging Centre at the University of Southampton to illustrate how computed tomography can be used to accurately record surface and sub-surface data of intact coin hoards contained within pots. An examination of coin placement, coin identification and segmentation and extraction of individual coins for use within a virtual environment are presented. Computed tomography used in this way will enable numismatists to identify otherwise hidden coins, and to visualise, share and archive coin data.

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Published date: 1 April 2016
Keywords: 3D imaging, Coin hoard, Computed tomography, Roman

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Local EPrints ID: 451982
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/451982
ISSN: 2352-409X
PURE UUID: b8d4a487-020a-4b4e-914a-7b8802ed94fb
ORCID for James Miles: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6448-6343
ORCID for Richard Boardman: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4008-0098
ORCID for Graeme Earl: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9077-4605

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Date deposited: 05 Nov 2021 17:31
Last modified: 10 Jan 2022 02:48

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Author: James Miles ORCID iD
Author: Mark Mavrogordato
Author: Ian Sinclair
Author: David Hinton
Author: Graeme Earl ORCID iD

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