Details for Copper alloy

This term should be used for any alloy which appears to include copper. If you know that the item is a particular alloy (e.g. bronze, brass, gunmetal, speculum) then you can put this in the Description field. Most of the time you will be able to identify the alloy only from the appearance, weight and type of object (e.g. leaded bronze for medieval and post-med cooking vessels, or brass for Byzantine buckets, or bronze for Bronze Age objects, bell-metal for bells, speculum for Roman mirrors, etc etc) and so the identification will not be certain. Therefore if you do certainly know the type of alloy because you have had a compositional analysis, then it is very important to say this. Use copper alloy for potin coins.

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British Museum URI: 10627

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Record: LEIC-9B4592
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Roman copper alloy coin, possibly an as or…
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Record: LEIC-9B34A2
Object type: AWL
Broadperiod: BRONZE AGE
Description: Bronze age copper alloy awl. It has an elo…
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Record: HAMP-982ADE
Object type: BROOCH
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A cast Roman copper alloy brooch of Colche…
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Record: NMS-9748AB
Object type: PIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Incomplete copper alloy pin of probab…
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