Details for Lead Alloy

This material should be used if the object looks leady, but is rather too light. Many lead alloys are alloyed with tin, but in most cases (because lead is cheap!) the lead content will be higher than the tin. The experience of the Museum of London is that it is pretty much impossible to tell when a lead/tin alloy is mostly lead, or mostly tin, apart from the weight. There seems also to be little significance in which alloy is chosen. Ancient 'pewter' is also a lead/tin alloy; the word 'pewter' can be used in the Description field.

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British Museum URI: 11095

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Record: ESS-6F892F
Object type: TOKEN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A lead alloy token of medieval to post med…
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Record: NARC-6ABCA6
Object type: SHOT
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: A complete lead or lead alloy shot of the …
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Record: NARC-6AAB3C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: A complete lead Weight of Post-Medieval da…
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Record: NARC-69FFD9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: A complete lead or lead-alloy Standing Wei…
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