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date: 21 October 2019

Prince’s metal [Rupert’s metal]locked

  • Gordon Campbell

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[Rupert’s metal]

Alloy of about three parts of copper and one of zinc, in colour resembling gold. It was made in England from the 17th century, and used mostly for inexpensive jewellery. It is also known as Prince Rupert’s metal and Rupert’s metal. In the Islamic world, it is known as tombak...

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