Antimony

Scatterplot for antimony

Antimony occurs at a quite low level (i.e., <0.2%) among Hissar copper-based artifacts, though 10 instances of somewhat higher Sb-contents are noted here. As with arsenic and lead, this antimony most likely derives from the original copper ore.

Phase I 
Range, <0.017%–0.49% (n=22) 
Sb, 0.47%: Awl (inv. 33-15-079) 
Sb, 0.30%: Rod fragment (inv. 33-21-186)

Phase II 
Range, <0.015%–0.33% (n=31) 
Sb, 0.33%: Pin, pyramidal head (inv. 33-21-387) 
Sb, 0.26%: Bracelet (inv. 33-22-557) 
Sb, 0.25%: Nail, concave head (inv. 33-21-390) 
Sb, 0.25%: Bracelet (inv. 33-22-558) 
Sb, 0.22%: Bracelet (inv. 33-22-560) 
(See also DF79 X13 in Burial Studies)

Phase III 
Range, <0.016%–0.29% (n=43) 
Sb, 0.29%: Anklet (inv. 33-21-949) 
Sb, 0.23%: Pin, wire-loops head (inv. 33-22-323) 
Sb, 0.21%: Anklet (inv. 33-15-590)