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[OIr. find-bruine, white bronze (?)].

A precious metal often cited in early Irish manuscripts as having a value lower than gold but higher than bronze, thought to be an amalgam of silver and probably copper and perhaps even some gold. Some commentators suggest it was a counterpart of orichalch, orichalcum, esteemed by the ancient Greeks and Romans. The metal was sufficiently hard to be hammered into thin sheets and fine wires; wellborn maidens are described as wearing sandals made of findruine.

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