Details for surface detail Black coated

Use for the black coating (often called black lacquer) characteristic of some late medieval/early post-medieval copper-alloy objects. The black coating is thought to be the decayed result of applying hot linseed oil to the surface, ironically intended to give a warm, reddish-gold or brown colour to the metal.

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Record: NLM-8504C8
Object type: HARNESS RING
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Copper alloy harness ring. Cast ring of fa…
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Record: SUSS-6EA387
Object type: BUCKLE
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: An incomplete Post Medieval cast copper al…
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Record: NLM-474EFC
Object type: DISC
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: Copper alloy disc. A small probably milled…
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Record: NLM-B50545
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: Copper alloy possible cuff link fragment. …
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