Chemical Composition: XRF data from Artax 1
Alloying Elements: copper, tin
Other Elements: lead, iron, arsenic
K. Eremin, January 2014
Technical Observations: The patina is a raised green and blue with small areas of a darker, perfectly preserved surface. Some brown accretions are present. The overall condition is good.
The tapered ends and flat catchplate were hammered from a rod of bronze. The preserved areas of the surface exhibit longitudinal facets and chatter marks from finishing the surface with a scraping tool. Lines from the abrasive finishing of its surface are visible on the catchplate.
Henry Lie (submitted 2012)