Papal luggage sealing on string; lead; inscription and date; reverse: inscription and umbrella between two flowers
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Inscription ContentCOLLI DA PASSO
Inscription ContentCIVITA VECCHIA 1825
1978 11 Sep-22 Oct, Llangollen, European Centre for Folk Studies, Spinning a Yarn
21 May 2012
consolidative electrolytic reduction
Small white corrosion spots are present underneath an old wax/ paraffin coating. A textile thread is running through/ extending from the seal.
Stabilised by local electrolytic reduction using a 10% aqueous sulphuric acid electrolyte on cotton wool swabs with a stainless steel anode, for 0.5 hours. Washed with several applications of distilled water on cotton wool swabs, then dried with several applications of Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol, methanol) on cotton wool swabs.The treated areas were coated with 5 % Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in actone.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCN12222
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