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)
841B (none) (none) (none) Bronze bracelets pair of. Of round fluted bronze wire, the ends flattened out and superficially engraved. [drawing 1:1]
17419C (none) (none) (none) [A-C] 3 finger rings. [A], [B] copper. [C] silver. [A] has a circular bezel. [B] has an oval bezel. [C] has a single whitish stone in a silver setting.
6258C.1 87-28-47 (none) (none) (A) 1 black stone loom weight (B) 1 black flaked stone fragmentary (C) [C.1-.3] 3 fragments of solid copper from from 10mm to 20mm in thickness. (D) 1 square stone weight rounded at corners. (E-F) 2 broken crystal beads [drawing]
6258C.2 (none) (none) (none) (A) 1 black stone loom weight (B) 1 black flaked stone fragmentary (C) [C.1-.3] 3 fragments of solid copper from from 10mm to 20mm in thickness. (D) 1 square stone weight rounded at corners. (E-F) 2 broken crystal beads [drawing]
6258C.3 (none) (none) (none) (A) 1 black stone loom weight (B) 1 black flaked stone fragmentary (C) [C.1-.3] 3 fragments of solid copper from from 10mm to 20mm in thickness. (D) 1 square stone weight rounded at corners. (E-F) 2 broken crystal beads [drawing]
18929B (none) (none) (none) (A) Beads: carnelian date-shaped and cylindrical, one of the latter with bleached spiral line and rings: lapis double conoids and paste ditto steatite tubular, chisel pendant, frog amulet, and quartzite flat truncated date-shaped. (B) Two hair-rings of thin gold wire, five spiral coils. Also [C] a copper pin, type 2a. [C] a copper pin, type 2a.
18929C (none) (none) (none) (A) Beads: carnelian date-shaped and cylindrical, one of the latter with bleached spiral line and rings: lapis double conoids and paste ditto steatite tubular, chisel pendant, frog amulet, and quartzite flat truncated date-shaped. (B) Two hair-rings of thin gold wire, five spiral coils. Also [C] a copper pin, type 2a. [C] a copper pin, type 2a.
18960A (none) (none) (none) (A) Beads: small gold balls, small carnelian balls, lapis diamonds, crystal rings, paste balls, these restrung as far as possible in original order. There were also small silver balls too perised for stringing. (B) Gold earring, small lunate type (the silver part has perished).
18960B (none) (none) (none) (A) Beads: small gold balls, small carnelian balls, lapis diamonds, crystal rings, paste balls, these restrung as far as possible in original order. There were also small silver balls too perised for stringing. (B) Gold earring, small lunate type (the silver part has perished).
18965A (none) (none) (none) (A) beads; small gold balls, plain and ribbed, small carnelian balls, 2 carnelian date-shaped, 2 tubular and one flattened cone with belached design; one lapis ball. [drawing] (B) Gold earring, small lunate type.
18965B (none) (none) (none) (A) beads; small gold balls, plain and ribbed, small carnelian balls, 2 carnelian date-shaped, 2 tubular and one flattened cone with belached design; one lapis ball. [drawing] (B) Gold earring, small lunate type.
18268A (none) (none) (none) (A) Copper bracelets [A and D]. A pair: penannular: solid metal with flattened papyrus ends. (B) Beads. 3 paste puzuzu heads, 4 blue and white eye disks, 2 paste scarabs, 2 paste hub beads, paste rings and tubes, large glass ball. (C) A bone scraper, thin and flat.
18268D (none) (none) (none) (A) Copper bracelets [A and D]. A pair: penannular: solid metal with flattened papyrus ends. (B) Beads. 3 paste puzuzu heads, 4 blue and white eye disks, 2 paste scarabs, 2 paste hub beads, paste rings and tubes, large glass ball. (C) A bone scraper, thin and flat.
9615A (none) (none) (none) (A) Copper Collender. [Type] 96 (new) (B) Copper Bowl. (Elliptical sides) [Type] LXIII (C) Copper Bowl. Hemispherical. [Type] III A. was inside B, long handle and rim projecting outside it. C. was corroded with one end of B. Handle of A, broken. Types__[Later added as above]
9615B (none) (none) (none) (A) Copper Collender. [Type] 96 (new) (B) Copper Bowl. (Elliptical sides) [Type] LXIII (C) Copper Bowl. Hemispherical. [Type] III A. was inside B, long handle and rim projecting outside it. C. was corroded with one end of B. Handle of A, broken. Types__[Later added as above]
9615C (none) (none) (none) (A) Copper Collender. [Type] 96 (new) (B) Copper Bowl. (Elliptical sides) [Type] LXIII (C) Copper Bowl. Hemispherical. [Type] III A. was inside B, long handle and rim projecting outside it. C. was corroded with one end of B. Handle of A, broken. Types__[Later added as above]
11413A (none) (none) (none) (A) Copper Pin. (B) Copper finger ring plain wire ring with overlapping ends. (C) Silver finger ring the bezel straight: made of double wire with ends overlapping.
11413B (none) (none) (none) (A) Copper Pin. (B) Copper finger ring plain wire ring with overlapping ends. (C) Silver finger ring the bezel straight: made of double wire with ends overlapping.
11413C (none) (none) (none) (A) Copper Pin. (B) Copper finger ring plain wire ring with overlapping ends. (C) Silver finger ring the bezel straight: made of double wire with ends overlapping.
13600C (none) 1930,1213.504 (none) (A) Copper pin. Bent type VI,B. (B) [B-C] and pair of silver earrings 2 1/2 coils. Pin has copper wire binding round upper portion of stem.
13600A (none) (none) (none) (A) Copper pin. Bent type VI,B. (B) [B-C] and pair of silver earrings 2 1/2 coils. Pin has copper wire binding round upper portion of stem.
13600B (none) 1930,1213.503 (none) (A) Copper pin. Bent type VI,B. (B) [B-C] and pair of silver earrings 2 1/2 coils. Pin has copper wire binding round upper portion of stem.
6968A (none) (none) B16218 (A) Copper statuette the basket carrier. Dungi's time. Text: Dim-tab-ta Temple(2) [drawing] (B) Uninscribed diorite tablet. Dungi's time. Text: Dim-tab-ta Temple(2) [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)
11162A (none) (none) (none) (A) Gaming-board. Set in silver. Shell plaques engraved with lapis borders engraved with animal scenes, except for 2 in rosettes. Only part of it was found, giving in all: 13 plaques of which 6 were still in their setting and 7 loose: these have been reset, those in original order in the top 2 rows, the rest below, and one rosette piece omitted. Orig. W. 120mm(?); plaques 32 x 40mm; 35mm square. With this must go: (B) Gaming pieces, of white shell, square with engraved scenes, in all 9 and one half piece. (C) Gaming pieces, circular, of balck shale with 5 white dots, diam. 25mm, 3 in all. (D) one white disk with blue spot. (E) Small balls of lapis, 8 in all. (F) 23 small white balls (these are perhaps counters)? (G) 3 lapis dice, of usual solid triangle with inlay dots at 2 points. (H) 6 square men, black and white spots. (NB: Some of the gaming pieces B & C were found in Chamber B.) [I] [Not assigned] (J) [J, L-M] 3 slender rods, square in section, of ivory (?) with engraved patterns on one edge and concentric circles on the other. L. 65mm, W. 4mm (K) in the inside of the board (a box) was a complete set of men, 7 white and 7 black, the former with animal scenes, the latter with 5 white dots.

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