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: OXON-99340F
Object type: BUCKLE
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: A cast copper alloy Post Medieval sin…
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Record: OXON-986957
Object type: SPOON
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: An incomplete cast copper Post-Medieval sp…
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Record: OXON-984DF0
Object type: MOUNT
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A Post-Medieval stud or mount dating to c.…
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Record: OXON-981941
Object type: BUTTON
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: An incomplete plated copper-alloy Post-Med…
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