Iron flesh-hook; tanged and two-pronged.
- Made in: Northumbria
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Northumbria)
- Excavated/Findspot: Asby Winderwath Common
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Cumbria,Asby Winderwath Common)
- Length: 57 millimetres
Part of a large loosely associated group from one site.Bibliography:
Edwards, B. J. N., 2002. A Group of Pre-Conquest Metalwork from Asby Winderwath Common. Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Third Series, Volume II, pp. 111-144
Not on display
2 April 1996
Reason for treatment
Clean - remove active corrosion. Examine any organic remains. repair flakes and fill gaps where necessary. Consolidate.
Excavation dirt, corroded, some flakes have detached, other loose flakes. Active iron corrosion.
Mechanically cleaned with air-abrasive using Aluminium oxide, No1 powder. Loose flakes reattached using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate), thinned with acetone, and applied using pipette. Gaps filled using microballoons (silica or phenol resin) in HMG (cellulose nitrate). Restoration painted using powder pigments in shellac in Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol, methanol). Consolidated using 5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) 50/50 in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone)/Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) applied using brush. Feb 2000 Spots of active corrosion present. Cleaned mechanically with the air abrasive using aluminium oxide No1 powder. Consolidated using a 2.5% solution of paraloid B72 in 50:50 acetone and industrial methylated spirits.
Found by Mr Wilson and companions using metal-detectors and shown to the Keeper of Archaeology at Scunthorpe Muesum, K. Leahy who forwarded details to the British Museum.
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