In the June 2010 issue of Lapidary Journal, a bronze medallion with
silver accents is featured on P. 32. To my surprise, even though the
medallion is constructed of bronze, it is stamped on the back as
"sterling." No stamps indicating bronze. It does bear the name of the
metalsmith which is R. Hales.
I am puzzled. I thought that if one stamped a piece “sterling,” it
would have to be made of sterling, and not of another metal and just
adorned with some sterling. Am I mistaken?