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Tombac

Scope note

An alloy of a brassy nature generally containing 85 to 88% copper and 12 to 15% zinc, and sometimes arsenic; used for coins, buttons, jewelry, and gilding.

Term type

AAT

Getty AAT term number

3000196199

Broader Terms used

brass (alloy)

Term used for

tambac
tombak

Created

11yrs ago

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