Photomicrograph Database

Artifact ID BC 0703/1545
Negative Number 1516
Magnification 100x
Etchant AH/HP
Photo Date 1/5/1993


bronze or copper



Metallographic Description

This sample is composed of islands of metal embedded in a matrix either of slag or of ceramic mold The islands are cored dendritic, single phase. Vincent Pigott has suggested that this may be the remains of something cast in a lost-wax process; the ceramic may be the remains of the core.

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