The So-Called ‘Platinum’ Inclusions in Egyptian Goldwork

  title={The So-Called ‘Platinum’ Inclusions in Egyptian Goldwork},
  author={Jack M. Ogden},
  journal={The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology},
  pages={138 - 144}
  • J. Ogden
  • Published 1 August 1976
  • Art
  • The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
Introductory note. Platinum and related metals are quite commonly associated with gold in alluvial deposits throughout the world. The gold recovery and working techniques used in antiquity were such that traces of these platinum metals could be retained in the final gold product, either as minute visible specks or forming a homogeneous solid solution with the gold, and their presence can be of value in considerations regarding ancient gold sources and production methods. The writer is at… 

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