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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.

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