Copper Cup with Tin Rim

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Copper Cup with Tin Rim
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Copper has a distinct reddish colour and is naturally found in its pure form. This cup is made of copper with a tin rim and handle finishings. Due to its high thermal conductivity, copper cups were popular in serving chilled drinks in.  The copper much has losts its lustre/shine as the copper has oxidised. It is possible that this mug was made in the older days as copper mugs these days are lined in nickel as copper is a heavy metal which will leech into the drinks. Whilst trace amounts of copper is necessary to ensure good health, an excessive intake of copper could cause stomach pain, sickness and diarrhoea. Additionally, prolonged high doses of copper might damage the liver and kidneys.

Sample ID: 136

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Copper | Cup | Tin

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