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Artifact ID BC 2161A/781
Class wire/rod
Material copper-base
Site Ban Chiang BC
Period Late Period

Alloy: high-tin bronze
Where Cut: one fragment (of several) mounted whole
How Mounted: lengthwise
Structure: Hot-worked and quenched.
Metallographic description: Beta-tin martensite, with occasional elongated blobs of alpha. The blobs all run lengthwise. The needles are very clear and cover almost the entire surface.


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