Roman bronze

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Description

1) [Revere Copper & Brass, Inc] A brand name for a type of naval bronze. Roman bronze is composed of copper (60%), zinc (39.25%) and tin (0.75%).

2) A name for a bronze with a whitish-green patinated surface. See patina, synthetic.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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