Details for surface detail White metal coated

Use for a silvery-coloured coating. Although research has shown almost all thin silvery coatings are tin, the two metals cannot be distinguished without an analysis, so this neutral term is needed. If you do have an analysis and know what the white metal is, add this to the Description field.

Don't use for soldered-on silver plates (use the Secondary Material instead) and don't use for silver-plated coins - use the 'Status' field in the coin form instead.

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Record: SUR-4FD4D7
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A plated contemporary copy of a silver Rom…
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Record: IOW-3F4456
Object type: BUTTON
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: A complete but damaged post-Medieval …
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Record: NLM-EA2110
Object type: FOB
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: Copper alloy fob. Cast plate with an attac…
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Record: IOW-C3F23C
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: A complete post-Medieval copper-alloy…
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