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A puzzling Mule Coin from the Parabita Hoard: a Material Characterisation

  title={A puzzling Mule Coin from the Parabita Hoard: a Material Characterisation},
  author={G. Giovannelli and Stefano Natali and Benedetto Bozzini and Daniela Erminia Manno and G. Micocci and Antonio Serra and Giuseppe Sarcinelli and Aldo Siciliano and Rosa Vitale},
  journal={arXiv: Materials Science},
In this research, we report on the compositional, microstructural and crystallographic properties of a lead coin which has been regarded for many years as a genuine silver coin minted in the Southern Italy in the course of the 4th century BC. The material characterisation of this object allowed detecting an ancient forging technology, not previously reported, which was meant for the silvering of lead substrates The data collected have disclosed a contemporary counterfeiting procedure based on a… 
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