|Examples (source; origin)|
A Roman coin might have been minted in Germany, was stored in the Vatican vaults, sank in a ship wreck in 505AD, was recovered by archaeologists at a specific off-shore location, was stolen and then recovered and eventually went on display at a particular museum.
Alteration of provenance
provenience (plural proveniences)
- (archaeology) Source; origin.
- The term provenience in archaeology/archeology has largely replaced provenance because provenience is restricted to in situ location at the date of archaeological discovery rather than the "origin-to-present" chain of custody details of proper provenance as is customarily used by historians, museums, and commercial entities.