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)
9178 (none) (none) (none) [CARD MISSING] Cylinder seal. Black and white granite. With copper caps. Large and fine, with inscription of the steward (?) of Sargon's daughter.
(none) (none) (none) (none) [Card Missing]
9689B (none) (none) (none) [DUPLICATE NUMBER] Copper Chisel Normal type, but at the top end there are marks of the hafting showing that it was set in a wooden handle (part of which was found) slantwise as a cutting adze Type IV B [drawing]
8042A (none) (none) (none) [DUPLICATE NUMBER] Copper pin with tanged head. Broken into 4 pieces. I.
6063D (none) (none) (none) [Seems to have been added to U.6063 catalog card at a later time, explains that Bronze arrowheads. 3 petal shaped grooves running to a point. B. [drawing 1:1]
9630B (none) (none) B16931.2 [[A-B] Silver Bracelets Two, one worn on each wrist; plain thick silver wire, open ends.

Child Terms

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