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Table 1 p-XRF spectroscopy results of the partially-gilded silver box

From: Technical features of a ninth-century silver vessel of southern China uncovered from Famen Monastery, Shaanxi province

Analysis zone   Analysis mode Composition (wt. %)
   Ag Au Cu Hg Fe Pb Ir Zn
Back of box lid (no gilding) Micro-area Precious alloy 97.5 1.1 0.8    0.6   
Bottom of box body (no gilding) Micro-area Precious alloy 99.4   0.2   0.3   0.1  
  Micro-area Precious alloy 99.5   0.2   0.1   0.2  
  Micro-area Precious alloy 98.8   0.4   0.6   0.2  
Ring foot Micro-area Precious alloy 97.0 1.3 0.8   0.4   0.5  
  Micro-area Precious alloy 97.0 1.3 0.8   0.4   0.5  
Joining area (box body + ring foot) Micro-area Standard alloy 68.7 0.2 28.4    0.1   2.5
Gilt layer (box lid) Micro-area Electronic alloy 57.1 36.7   6.2     
  Micro-area Electronic alloy 61.8 32.0   6.2     
  Micro-area Electronic alloy 59.6 33.5   6.9     
  Micro-area Electronic alloy 62.6 31.6   5.8     
Gilt layer (box body) Micro-area Electronic alloy 61.6 31.9   6.2 0.3    
  Micro-area Electronic alloy 60.4 32.7   6.9