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