JAIC 1984, Volume 23, Number 2, Article 2 (pp. 88 to 100)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1984, Volume 23, Number 2, Article 2 (pp. 88 to 100)

TECHNICAL EXAMINATION OF RENAISSANCE MEDALS THE USE OF LAUE BACK REFLECTION X-RAY DIFFRACTION TO IDENTIFY ELECTROFORMED REPRODUCTIONS

Glenn Wharton


ABSTRACT—The history of medallic reproduction techniques is sketched, and means by which the techniques can be distinguished described. In particular, the identification of electroformed reproductions by Laue back reflection X-ray diffraction is investigated.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. DISTINGUISHING METHODS OF FABRICATION BY VISUAL EXAMINATION
3. ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR DISTINGUISHING METHODS OF FABRICATION
4. THE USE OF LAUE BACK REFLECTION X-RAY DIFFRACTION TO IDENTIFY ELECTROFORMED REPRODUCTIONS
5. METAL IDENTIFICATION BY LAUE BACK REFLECTION X-RAY DIFFRACTION
6. CONCLUSION
a: References
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Copyright 1984 American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works