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.

Objects: Metal Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Object U Number Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number) Museum Number (BM Registration Number) Museum Number (UPM B-number) Description (Catalog Card)
2507 (none) (none) (none) Earring. Gold. Crescent lunar type. Heavy - hollow metal. [drawing]
2518 (none) (none) (none) Bronze safety pin. Pin missing, back only. [drawing]
2526 (none) (none) (none) Gold earring. Crescent shaped, plate on core; cracked round edge. [drawing 1:1]
2527 (none) 1927,1003.230 (none) Gold wire earring. [drawing 1:1]
2537 (none) (none) (none) Lump of copper oxide (?) [drawing]
2547 (none) (none) (none) Copper ring. Finger ring with bone inside.
2549 (none) (none) (none) Copper Animal. Genus unknown: head, near foreleg and parts of other legs missing. [drawing 1:1]
2592 (none) 1927,1003.110 (none) Copper (?) sword. Bent in three. Handle missing. [drawing 1:10]
2598 (none) (none) (none) Copper object. Pencil-shaped. Flattened and pierced at one end: presumably incomplete. [drawing 1:1]
2618 (none) 1927,1003.95 (none) Copper ingot. Well preserved but uninscribed. [drawing 1:2]
2644 (none) (none) (none) Bronze pin. [drawing 1:1]
2645 (none) (none) (none) Gold nail head. [drawing 1:1]
2668 (none) 1927,1003.232 (none) Gold crescent. Thin sheet metal. [drawing]
2678 (none) (none) (none) Curved knife blade (?) Copper or bronze.
2741A (none) (none) (none) Copper bolts. On in good condition [B]. [drawing 1:1]
2741B (none) (none) (none) Copper bolts. On in good condition [B]. [drawing 1:1]
2742 (none) (none) (none) Copper chisel(?) Slightly bent, bent metal well preserved. [drawing 1:1]
2743 (none) (none) (none) Spatulate blade. Iron: bent in a curve. [drawing]
2749B (none) (none) (none) (A) Diorite Door-socket.; (B) Copper pole shoe} Both same inscription: Ur Engur, king of Ur, who has bult the house of Nannar. in text: 3rd Dynasty Terrace (13)
2751 (none) 1927,1003.105 (none) Bronze arrowhead. Triangular pattern [drawing 1:1]
2791 (none) (none) (none) Square copper nail. Headless. [drawing 1:1]
2793 (none) (none) (none) Gold strip. Narrow strip of thin metal rolled up.
2822 (none) 1927,1003.251 (none) Copper frog. Miniature. [drawing 1:1]
2830 (none) (none) (none) Copper arrowhead. Triangular pattern. [drawing 1:1]
2849 (none) (none) (none) Copper weight. Conical. Type IV. [drawing 1:1]

Child Terms

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