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)
1502 (none) 1924,0920.184 (none) Stone plumb bob. Black stone, polished : with hole at end and 2 at side, and remains of copper wire within. P. [drawing]
1511 (none) (none) (none) Earring. Broken. Thin gold: boat shaped. [drawing]
1557 (none) (none) B15758 Bronze ring. Plain circle. P.
1576 (none) (none) (none) Ring. Plain circle, thin gold; probably part of an ornament. [drawing]
1584A (none) (none) B15754 [A and B] Bronze models (?) In shape of canoes. 2 adhering, one inside the other, and fragment of others. [drawing 1:1]
1584C (none) 1924,0920.231 (none) (none)
1623 (none) (none) (none) Copper harpoon. Hollow socketed, with chisel point, and barb; complete. [drawing 1:1]
1627 (none) (none) (none) Bronze pin. With round head; square in section; pierced just below head. Point broken off. [drawing 1:1]
1641 (none) (none) (none) String of beads. (39) Mixed shapes in carnelian, rock crystal, lapis lazuli, etc., with central bead of lapis wound round with gold wire.
1643 (none) (none) (none) Beads. Very small gold ball beads, some plain, some fluted; found all together, with a few small lapis and carnelian beads. Sixty strung together, others loose. (purchased)
1650 (none) (none) (none) Bronze pin, pierced below head. Point broken off. [drawing]
1657 (none) (none) (none) Bronze implement or weapon. Square in section, tapering to point at one end, thinned out to chisel-edge at other. Broken in two.
1660 (none) (none) (none) Bronze arrowhead. Three-flanged type, imperfect, shaft missing. The type is Neo-Babylonian, but may be earlier also. [drawing]
1661 (none) (none) (none) Beads. Mixed set, carnelian, shell, agate, etc., and one large gold bead. Brought in together.
1662 (none) (none) B17456 Copper bowl. Fragments.
1704 (none) 1924,0920.236 (none) Bronze stilus. [drawing 1:1]
1705A (none) (none) (none) [A-B] Bronze spatulae (2) [drawing 1:1]
1711 (none) 1924,0920.228 (none) Copper wire coil. Fragment. Part of 6 coils.
1717 (none) (none) (none) Copper arrowhead. Tang broken off. The head round in section. [drawing]
2506 (none) (none) (none) Earring. Gold. Crescent lunar type. Heavy - hollow metal. [drawing 1:1]
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]

Child Terms

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