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Artifact ID BT 533/1175
Class flat
Material copper-base
Site Ban Tong
Period Early Period

Alloy: bronze or copper
Where Cut: not cut; all in sample
How Mounted: lengthwise
Structure: As-cast.
Metallographic description: The macrostructure suggests a nodule of slag with prills, but a pseudomorphic dendritic structure in the corrosion implies that the whole piece was once metal. The islands of remaining metal are heavily corroded cored dendrites. There are large gas porosity voids.

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