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Metal Family Alloy Object type Object name Origin Chronology Technology Artefact location
Al Al Alloy Aeroplane part Back fixation plate Dufaux IV aeroplane Modern Times Hot rolled and annealed Swiss Museum of Transport, Luzern, Lucerne
Al Al Alloy Household implement Coffee filter Château de Germolles, Mellecey, Bourgogne, France Modern Times Château de Germolles, Mellecey, Bourgogne
Al Al Alloy Household implement Towel bar Château de Germolles, Mellecey, Bourgogne, France Modern Times Château de Germolles, Mellecey, Bourgogne
Al Al Cu Sn Zn Si Alloy Aeroplane part Front fixation plate Dufaux IV aeroplane Modern Times As-cast Swiss Museum of Transport, Luzern, Lucerne
Cu Cu Alloy Architectural element Circular base Door knocker of Lausanne cathedral, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland Modern Times Rolled, annealed after cold working Lausanne cathedral, Lausanne, Vaud
Cu Cu Alloy Architectural element Shingle of a roof Roof of the Abbey of St Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Saint Gallen, Switzerland Modern Times Rolled (probably hot rolling) and annealed Conservation Department of the Musées d'art et d'histoire, Genève, Geneva
Cu Cu Alloy Sacrificial knife (tumi in vernacular language) Sacrificial knife (tumi) Probably Cajamarca (Peru), Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru Cast and cold worked Museum der Kulturen, Basel
Cu Leaded Bronze Jewellery Bracelet with round diameter Les Eaux-Vives, Genève, Geneva, Switzerland Late Bronze Age As-cast Musées d'art et d'histoire, Genève, Geneva
Cu Leaded Bronze Jewellery Bracelet with uniform inclined rib Les Eaux-Vives, Genève, Geneva, Switzerland Late Bronze Age As-cast Musées d'art et d'histoire, Genève, Geneva
Cu Leaded Bronze Jewellery Bracelet with a dense, black lake patina Les Eaux-Vives, Genève, Geneva, Switzerland Late Bronze Age As-cast Musées d'art et d'histoire, Genève, Geneva
Cu Leaded Bronze Knife Tang fragment of a knife with brown patina Hauterive - Champréveyres, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Late Bronze Age Cold worked after annealing Laténium, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel
Cu Leaded Bronze Household implement Cooking pot handle fragment Romans legionnaires' camp of Vindonissa (present-day town of Windisch), Aargau canton, CH., Windisch, Aargau, Switzerland Roman Times As-cast Archaeological Service of the Aargau canton, Brugg, Aargau
Cu Leaded Bronze Headrest or horse bit Headrest or horse bit Luristan (?) Modern Times Cast and cold worked (with final annealing?) Bible & Orient Museum, Fribourg, Fribourg
Cu Leaded Bronze Aegis Fragment of an Aegis of Neïth ancient Egypt As-cast, engraving, (glass?) inlay, gilding with gold foil. Bernisches Historisches Museum (BHM), Bern, Bern
Cu Tin Bronze Tool Blade fragment of winged axe Obstgartenstrasse, Erlenbach, Zurich, Switzerland Middle Bronze Age As-cast Kantonsarchäologie, Dübendorf, Zurich
Cu Tin Bronze Tool Bronze axe head Unknown Middle Bronze Age Unknown Neues Museum, Biel/Bienne
Cu Tin Bronze Knife Tang fragment of a knife with lake and terrestrial crust Hauterive - Champréveyres, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Late Bronze Age Cold worked after annealing Laténium, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel
Cu Tin Bronze Not defined Curved pin or tang Steinmöri, Neftenbach / Dorf Neftenbach, Zurich, Switzerland Late Bronze Age Secondary recrystallization (produced by burning) Kantonsarchäologie, Dübendorf, Zurich
Cu Tin Bronze Pin Pin or needle fragment with green-blue patina Hauterive - Champréveyres, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Late Bronze Age Cold worked after annealing Laténium, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel
Cu Tin Bronze Pin Pin without head and light-brown patina Hauterive - Champréveyres, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Late Bronze Age Annealed after cold working Laténium, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel
Cu Tin Bronze Metal sheet Sheet fragment with dark green / grey patina Ritual place Wartau Ochsenberg, Sankt Gallen, Saint Gallen, Switzerland Iron Age Secondary recrystallization (produced by burning) after cold working Kantonsarchäologie, Sankt Gallen, Saint Gallen
Cu Tin Bronze Situla Situla Mormont sanctuary, La Sarraz, Vaud, Switzerland Iron Age Cold worked (hammering on a counter-mould), annealed but no final annealing Musée cantonal d’archéologie et d’histoire, Lausanne, Vaud
Cu Tin Bronze Bed structure Bed structure "Palais de Derrière la Tour", Avenches, Vaud, Switzerland Roman Times Partly annealed after cold working Roman museum, Avenches, Vaud
Cu Tin Bronze Oenochoe, vessel Fragments of oenochoe Place Simon-Goulart, Genève, Geneva, Switzerland Roman Times Cold worked with repeated annealing and final cold working Service cantonal d’archéologie, Genève, Geneva
Cu Tin Bronze Tool Bronze archéologique1 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Roman Times Annealed after cold working HE-Arc CR, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel
Cu Cu/Ag, with surface enrichment (Ag) Funeral mask Funeral mask Peru, north coast Hammered and annealed, surface depletion Museum der Kulturen, Basel
Cu Gilded brass Votive figure Votive figure of a bat Costa Rica Cast, gilding (electroplating?) Museum der Kulturen, Basel
Cu Quarternary bronze alloy Applique Bust of an applique Augst BL, Augusta Raurica, Insula 27, Roman villa, Avenches, Vaud, Switzerland Roman Times Hollow cast, chiselled Museum Augusta Raurica, Avenches
Fe Hypoeutectoid steel Shoe nail Shoe nail Hofstetterfeld, near Roman Necropolis, Sursee, Lucerne, Switzerland Roman Times Forged Denkmalpflege und Archäologie des Kantons, Luzern
Fe Fe Alloy Household implement Knife with a groove on both sides Settlement Develier, Courtételle, Jura, Switzerland Early medieval times Hot worked, composite of two wrought iron bars, tip cemented, quench-hardened and tempered Office de la Culture, Porrentruy, Jura
Fe Fe Alloy Iron (and steel) sheet Iron sheet Steinmöri, Neftenbach / Dorf Neftenbach, Zurich, Switzerland Modern Times Forged with final cold work Kantonsarchäologie, Dübendorf, Zurich
Fe Fe Alloy Wrought iron bar Château de Germolles (14th century), Mellecey, Bourgogne, France Modern Times Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-Restauration
Fe Eutectoid to hypereutectoid steel Tool Chisel point Settlement Develier, Courtételle, Jura, Switzerland Early medieval times Quench hardened Office de la Culture, Porrentruy, Jura
Fe Grey cast iron Architectural element Coated cast iron fragment Urban area, Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland Modern Times As-cast Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-Restauration
Fe Grey cast iron Architectural element Cast iron rain gutter fragment Château de Germolles (14th century), Mellecey, Bourgogne, France Modern Times Cast Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-Restauration
Fe Grey cast iron Supporting structure Fragment of the support structure of an engine Flush-desk side-wheel paddle steamer SS Rigi Modern Times As-cast Swiss Museum of Transport, Luzern, Lucerne
Fe P-rich iron Weapon Sword Marin-Epagnier, La Tène, Saint-Blaise, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Iron Age Forged, annealed and cold worked Museum Schwab, Biel/Bienne, Bern
Fe P-rich iron and hypoeutectoid steel Wedge part of an altar crown suspension in the abbey chapel Wedge part of an altar crown suspension Abbey of Rheinau, Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland Modern Times Annealed after (hot) rolling Abbey of Rheinau, Zürich, Zurich
Fe Steel Tool Moil chisel Settlement Develier, Courtételle, Jura, Switzerland Early medieval times Welded Office de la Culture, Porrentruy, Jura
Fe Thomas steel Military carriage Fitting on back panel of a military carriage Swiss Army, Thun, Bern, Switzerland Modern Times Piled from several strips, hot rolled and annealed Historical Swiss Army Material Foundation, Burgdorf, Bern
Zn Zn Alloy Architectural element Zinc flashing Château de Germolles (14th century), Mellecey, Bourgogne, France Modern Times Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-Restauration
Zn Zn Alloy Submarine part Sacrificial anode Submarine “Mesoscaph” from Auguste Piccard Modern Times Cast and annealed Swiss Museum of Transport, Luzern, Lucerne
Zn Zn Al Sn Cu Alloy Cap Octagonal cap with external ridges Château de Germolles (14th century), Mellecey, Bourgogne, France Modern Times Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-Restauration
Zn Zn Al Sn Cu Alloy Horological object Armature from a clock movement Wooden wall clock Modern Times As-cast International museum of horology (IMH), La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel
Zn Zn Pb Alloy Military object Military ID tag German army, 94th Infantry Regiment, 1918, Carspach, Alsace, France Modern Times Cold worked (laminated) Pôle d’Archéologie Interdépartemental Rhénan, Sélestat, Alsace