A Classification of Korean Ancient Coins by Neutron Activation Analysis

중성자 방사화분석에 의한 한국산 고전(古錢)의 분류

  • 전권수 (한양대학교 자연과학대학 화학과) ;
  • 이철 (한양대학교 자연과학대학 화학과) ;
  • 강형태 (국립문화재연구소) ;
  • 이종두 (한국원자력연구소)
  • Received : 1994.07.11
  • Published : 1994.09.25


Fifty ancient Korean coins originated in Choson period have been determined for 11 elements such as Sn, Fe, As, Au, Co, Sb, Ir, Os, Ru and Ni by destructive and non-destructive neutron activation analysis as well as for 3 elements such as Cu, Pb and Zn by atomic absorption spectroscopy. The multivariate data have been analyzed by principal component mapping method. The spread of sample points in the eigenvector polt has been attributed to common origins of some elements.