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Artifact ID BC 0601/277
Class flat
Material copper-base
Site Ban Chiang BC
Period Late Period-Protohistoric

Alloy: bronze.
Where Cut: cross section
How Mounted: cross-section mounted cut side up
Structure: As-cast.
Metallographic description: Dendritic with strong coring. No evidence of second phase; perhaps it was eaten away by corrosion. Corrosion, gas porosity, and shrinkage porosity. The strong coring suggests rapid cooling. There are bits of redeposited copper.

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