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'''Tin''' is a soft white metal. Its Latin name was ''stannum'' hence the modern systematic symbol ''Sn''.  
 
'''Tin''' is a soft white metal. Its Latin name was ''stannum'' hence the modern systematic symbol ''Sn''.  
  
It was known from antiquity and is used in the production of bronze and pewter. An object can be 'tinned' which gives it a coating of this [[metal]].  
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It was known from antiquity and is used in the production of [[bronze]] and [[pewter]]. An object can be 'tinned' which gives it a coating of this [[metal]].  
  
 
[[Medieval]] [[badge|badges]], [[buckle|buckles]] and [[spoon|spoons]] were sometimes tinned.
 
[[Medieval]] [[badge|badges]], [[buckle|buckles]] and [[spoon|spoons]] were sometimes tinned.
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==See Also==
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*[[Tin (Maplet)|Tin according to Maplet's ''A Greene Forest'']]
  
 
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Revision as of 12:18, 30 January 2006

Tin is a soft white metal. Its Latin name was stannum hence the modern systematic symbol Sn.

It was known from antiquity and is used in the production of bronze and pewter. An object can be 'tinned' which gives it a coating of this metal.

Medieval badges, buckles and spoons were sometimes tinned.

See Also