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Title: Shiny helmets : investigation of tinning, manufacture and corrosion of Greek helmets (7th-5th c. BC)
Author: Manti, Panagiota
ISNI:       0000 0004 2733 588X
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis examines surface finishes and tinning on Archaic period (7th-5th c. BC) Greek helmets. Experiments are designed to review and further understanding of what comprises evidence of tinning on low-tin archaeological bronzes and to investigate the efficacy of common and non-destructive methods for its detection. Methods examined include SEM, XRD and neutron diffraction. Problems related to composition analysis are identified and the thesis offers new data on the corrosion profiles of low tin bronzes, which adds to current understanding. A ternary diagram to aid interpretation of compositional data is proposed. This thesis also provides new data on the manufacturing and development of the Corinthian and Illyrian type helmets.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: CC Archaeology