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A. Definition

Bronze is a materials term for the alloying of copper with other metals. To differentiate the various forms of bronze, the copper alloys are specified in front of the word bronze, e.g. tin-bronze, tin-lead-bronze or arsenic-bronze. If the composition of bronze is quantitatively defined on the basis of chemical analysis, it is customary to add a reference to the proportions of the individual alloys, e.g. t…

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Riederer, Josef (Berlin), “Bronze”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 04 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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