An alloy of copper (90 to 95%) and scarce tin (5 to 10%), once used for weapons, tools, and armour, but replaced for these uses when steel became cheap and laminate armour was invented. Bronze can be cast, unlike iron and steel, and is used for jewellery, sculpture, and money. Worth 100 obols per kilogram. See metals.

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