Metals are material, element, compound, or alloy that is hard, opaque, shiny and has good electrical and thermal conductivity, and is malleable. They can be hammered or cast into various shapes.  Soft metals like gold and silver have been used longer, with metals such as copper, bronze, and iron coming later.  Alloys are the creation of a new material from the combination of two or more elements in a certain proportion.  Most of the time it is hard to tell the alloys apart from original elements, like in the case of copper.  This is why they are grouped together below.  Metals are usually used for tools, weapons, vessels, and statues.

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Object U Number Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number) Museum Number (BM Registration Number) Museum Number (UPM B-number) Description (Catalog Card)
140 (none) (none) (none) Bronze arrowhead. Of normal three-flanged type.
156 (none) (none) (none) Bronze tumbler. Upper part broken on one side, and rim distorted.
157 (none) (none) (none) Bronze situla (?) But seemingly solid, perhaps owing to oxidation only: with frs. of chain.
158 (none) (none) (none) Iron ingot (?). Barrel-shaped with flattened ends: much oxidized.
162 (none) (none) (none) Bronze-knife-blade. Broken. [drawing 1:1]
190 (none) (none) (none) Bronze adze or terriya [drawing]
215 (none) (none) (none) Gold earring. [drawing 1:1]
226 (none) (none) (none) Bronze adze blade. Socket missing.
308A (none) (none) (none) [A-B] Bronze, molten lumps of:. In B is embedded a broken bronze axe head, clearly part of the kaj [slag?] being melted down.
409 (none) (none) (none) Bronze fibula. Broken. Poor condition. 9th-5th cent BC type. [drawing 1:1]
410 (none) (none) (none) Bronze drill? Shaft square in section, point broken: butt end broadened out but now shapeless. TTB1-34
417 (none) (none) (none) Bronze bolt. Rectangular shaft, flat head. [drawing 1:1]
418 (none) (none) (none) Bronze chisel. Square section. [drawing 1:1]
419 (none) (none) (none) Bronze kohl-stick. Top broken. [drawing 1:1]
457A (none) (none) (none) [A-B] Gold bracelets. A pair, very heavy, of solid gold: plain, but with heads thus: [drawing]
457B (none) (none) (none) [A-B] Gold bracelets. A pair, very heavy, of solid gold: plain, but with heads. [drawing]
458B (none) 1923,1110.165 (none) [A-D] 4 gold pendants. Thin gold on a core. Ring for suspension above: body arch-shaped with embossed ornament similar on both sides but that on one side the center of the rosette is inlaid with reddish paste. Below, 6 rings for suspension. Phil. A only [only one was sent to UPM] [drawing 1:1]
458C (none) (none) (none) [A-D] 4 gold pendants. Thin gold on a core. Ring for suspension above: body arch-shaped with embossed ornament similar on both sides but that on one side the center of the rosette is inlaid with reddish paste. Below, 6 rings for suspension. Phil. A only [only one was sent to UPM] [drawing 1:1]
458D (none) (none) (none) [A-D] 4 gold pendants. Thin gold on a core. Ring for suspension above: body arch-shaped with embossed ornament similar on both sides but that on one side the center of the rosette is inlaid with reddish paste. Below, 6 rings for suspension. Phil. A only [only one was sent to UPM] [drawing 1:1]
459B (none) (none) (none) [A-D] Four brooches of gold and stone. Hollow circular setting of thin gold, the back plain except for a beaded edging, the front with a beading between 2 plain lines: inset in front, a large cat's eye. A ring for suspension above and two below, let into rim: projecting from the rim and fixed into it by gold-capped bronze pins, carnelians, six on each side. (two of these are in position: the remaining ones found loose, one of the cat's eyes was found in position: the others had fallen out). [Drawing 1:1] 1 only A Phil. 2 sent to Baghdad (B and D)
459C (none) 1923,1110.164 (none) [A-D] Four brooches of gold and stone. Hollow circular setting of thin gold, the back plain except for a beaded edging, the front with a beading between 2 plain lines: inset in front, a large cat's eye. A ring for suspension above and two below, let into rim: projecting from the rim and fixed into it by gold-capped bronze pins, carnelians, six on each side. (two of these are in position: the remaining ones found loose, one of the cat's eyes was found in position: the others had fallen out).
459D (none) (none) (none) [A-D] Four brooches of gold and stone. Hollow circular setting of thin gold, the back plain except for a beaded edging, the front with a beading between 2 plain lines: inset in front, a large cat's eye. A ring for suspension above and two below, let into rim: projecting from the rim and fixed into it by gold-capped bronze pins, carnelians, six on each side. (two of these are in position: the remaining ones found loose, one of the cat's eyes was found in position: the others had fallen out). [Drawing 1:1] 1 only A Phil. 2 Sent to Baghdad (B and D)
460B (none) 1923,1110.166 (none) [A-B] Gold earrings, a pair of: boat shaped originally inlaid with lapis lazuli between raised bands of granouillee work silver wires projecting from the base probably supported beads. . A only Phil. [drawing 1:1]
461 (none) (none) (none) Gold earring. (Companion not found) Boat shaped with twisted ends and bands of granouillee work on body. Photo 45. [drawing 1:1]
462 (none) (none) (none) Gold earring. (Companion not found) Boat shaped with coils round ends and triangles of granouillee work on the body. Photo 45. [drawing 1:1]

Child Terms

Copper Alloy - Electrum - Gold - Iron - Lead - Silver