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Speculum
General information
Material type

metal alloy

Color

silver/white

Magnetic?

no

Composition

67% copper or bronze, 33% tin

Numismatic information
Used for

circulation coins

Used by
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Speculum is a silvery alloy composed of about two-thirds copper or bronze and one-third tin formerly used commonly in telescopes. It was used for coinage in Britain and Gaul around the times of Julius Caesar's invasions of Britain.

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