March 18, 2015
Florence: analysis of the cornu from Populonia
The cornu from Populonia (inv. 152342) was analyzed in the Archaeological Museum of Florence.
Also in this case the analysis was performed by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy, in a totally non-invasive modality and without any treatment of the surfaces, in order to characterize the compositions of the metal alloy.
Giorgia Agresti and Claudia Pelosi performed the analysis with the assistance of Carlo Brignola and Emiliano Li Castro.
Main results: the alloy was made of copper and tin. As in the case of the Tarquinia lituus, the tin content is very low.
Figure 1 – Work phase in the basement of the Museum, where the archaeological find is currently housed.
Figure 2-4 – Details of the XRF analysis performed on various points of the cornu.
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Photographs of the Laboratorio "Michele Cordaro" team in Florence (Italy) - (Photographer: Claudia Pelosi)

© 2015 EMAP - European Music Archaeology Project

Comune di Tarquinia, Assessorato alla Cultura - Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 6 - 01016 Tarquinia (VT) - by Studio ARCHITUTTO DESIGNER'S - Italy

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