| 'Mountain Spirit', reverse side of Simplon medal, 1807.
Credit:Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Copper alloys, such as bronze, have a range of pleasing colours ranging from salmon pink, through the reds and yellows of gilding metals and bronzes, to the green and silvery tinges of the high zinc and high tin alloys. Commemorative medals were often struck in bronze.
Object Number: 1986-670
Date Made: 1807
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In Collection of: Science Museum
Subject(s) > Trade & Industry > Metallurgy