Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Developing a Systematic Approach for The Detection of Ancient Coin Counterfeiting

Sep 13, 2022, 2:00 PM
University of Warsaw

University of Warsaw

Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 Warsaw


Mohammad Rababah (Technische Universität Berlin)


The forgery and counterfeiting of ancient coins has recently witnessed an alarming increase. This makes authentication of these coins and detection of fakes of a paramount importance. In this poster we propose a systematic step-by-step scientific testing methodology museums can use to confirm the authenticity of coins in their collections, and coins offered to them from different sources. The methodology proposed here involves testing authenticity of coins by subjecting them to a series of tests to determine physical and chemical properties and manufacturing technology using non-destructive scientific methods, including optical microscopy and Energy-dispersive X-ray Fluorescence.

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Mohammad Rababah (Technische Universität Berlin)

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