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Research on ancient coins

Week number 63-22

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Commissioned by the Penningenkabinet (Numismatic Collection) in The Hague research on the composition of Greek, Libian, Carthagian and other coins from the 6th century A.D. is done in a low flux reactor in the reactor center of the Netherlands in Petten. The coin is put in a tube and shot into the reactor. After it has become radioactive, it is caught in a lead container which is connected to measuring equipment. This is shown on a display and a printout is made. Also shown is a scale model of the reactor.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 May 1963
Length:
01:41

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Contributions:
Bloemendal, Philip (commentaar)
Type:
video
Original format:
Film 
User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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