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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1871,1201.2

  • Description

    Gold coin.

  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1605-1627 (AH 1014-AH 1037)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 10.91 grammes
    • Diameter: 21 millimetres
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2011, 5th Jun-Oct, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gifts of the Sultans
    2011-2012, 23rd Oct-15th Jan, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Gifts of the Sultans

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    5 August 2010

    Reason for treatment

    Loan

    Treatment proposal

    Remove probable old moulding/cleaning materials from detail.

    Condition

    Remains of old cleaning/moulding material in detail. 1871,1201.2 has both soft and hard brown yuck.Also some scratches round the edge near the hippocampus' tail.

    Treatment details

    Immersed and brushed with soft natural bristle brush in White Spirit (composition variable - petroleum distillate). Immersed and brushed with soft natural bristle brush in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone). Some manual cleaning with cocktail stick. Dried on inert tissue.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition date

    1871

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1871,1201.2


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