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Table 2 Element compositions (wt%) of the interior surfaces of the silver box and the selected detecting points on the rims

From: Study on a silver box unearthed from the Tang Dynasty (AD 618–907) tomb at Xiaolizhuang Site, Henan Province, China

  Ag Au Cu Other elements Images and backscattered electron images indicate the scanning points
Interior surface 1 97.2 0.6 2.2   
Interior surface 2 98.0   2.0   
Point A 94.1 2.5 3.3   View full size image
Point B 92.5 2.7 4.7  
Point C 25.7   1.2 O 73
Rim from exterior 1 98.5 1.3   Hg 0.2 View full size image
Rim from exterior 2 97.2 0.9   Hg 1.8
Rim from interior 1 96.2 2.6 1.2   View full size image
Rim from interior 2 98.6 1.2 0.2  
Point A 98.2 1.7    View full size image
Point B 96.9    S 3.1