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([[Herald]]ry) One of the types of [[tincture]]s (along with [[colour]]s and [[fur]]s). Can be ''[[or]]'' (gold or yellow) or ''[[argent]]'' (silver or white).
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==Metal ([[Heraldry]])==
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The '''metals''' are one of the types of [[heraldic]] [[tincture]]s (along with [[colours]] and [[fur]]s). A metal is either ''[[or]]'' ([[gold]] or yellow) or ''[[argent]]'' ([[silver]] or white).
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[[category:device heraldry]]
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==Metal (Item)==
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The [[middle ages]] made extensive use of metals for all aspects of life.  Metal, however, was hard to [[mine]] (and therefore expensive) and difficult to work, especially very useful metals like [[iron]] and its derivative, [[steel]].  Common people would have had little access to rare metals, and even [[nobility]] would have felt the pinch when buying large amounts of [[metal]], such as a suit of [[armour]] or [[tableware]].
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Metals like [[bronze]], [[iron]] and [[steel]] for were used for [[weapon|weapons]] and [[armour]]; [[iron]], [[bronze]], [[lead]], [[pewter]] and [[brass]] for [[tool|tools]] and other items; [[copper]], [[silver]] and [[gold]] for [[money]] and [[jewelry]].
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In [[ancient]] times only seven basic metals were known: gold, silver, copper, iron, quicksilver ([[mercury]]), lead, and [[tin]] (white lead). Other period metals such as brass, bronze, pewter, and steel are all alloys.
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[[category:materials (medieval)]]
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[[category:metal]]

Latest revision as of 09:58, 10 November 2007

Metal (Heraldry)

The metals are one of the types of heraldic tinctures (along with colours and furs). A metal is either or (gold or yellow) or argent (silver or white).

Metal (Item)

The middle ages made extensive use of metals for all aspects of life. Metal, however, was hard to mine (and therefore expensive) and difficult to work, especially very useful metals like iron and its derivative, steel. Common people would have had little access to rare metals, and even nobility would have felt the pinch when buying large amounts of metal, such as a suit of armour or tableware.

Metals like bronze, iron and steel for were used for weapons and armour; iron, bronze, lead, pewter and brass for tools and other items; copper, silver and gold for money and jewelry.

In ancient times only seven basic metals were known: gold, silver, copper, iron, quicksilver (mercury), lead, and tin (white lead). Other period metals such as brass, bronze, pewter, and steel are all alloys.