Zinc bronze

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Description

An ancient alloy of copper, tin and zinc that was used for coinage. Zinc bronze has a yellow-gold color and is easy to cast. Modern alloys of similar composition, yellow ingot and yellow casting brass, also contain lead.

Synonyms and Related Terms

yellow ingot; yellow casting brass; bronze au zinc (Fr.); zinkbrons (Ned.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 116
  • Jack Odgen, Jewellery of the Ancient World, Rizzoli International Publications Inc., New York City, 1982