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: GLO-2FA118
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: This is a contemporary copy of a Silver sh…
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Record: LANCUM-196535
Object type: BEAD
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: Copper-alloy bead with white-metal coating…
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Record: SUR-17B4F3
Object type: BROOCH
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper alloy Roman brooch, Maxey bow and…
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Record: LEIC-07ED69
Object type: STRAP END
Broadperiod: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Description: Early medieval copper alloy strap end, 39m…
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