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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1893,1009.20

  • Description

    Stamp; brass; with shank; a stork, a growing flower and man with parasol.

  • Date

    • 17thC-18thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 2.3 inches (?)
    • Diameter: 1.1 inches (?)
  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1903 F13(8) bibliographic details
  • Location

    G46/dc9/no9

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    4 June 1993

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Light surface clean. Make resin moulds.

    Condition

    Light surface dirt. Small dots of heavier tarnish.

    Treatment details

    Washed in acetone applied on swabs. Cleaned chemically using Diethylenetriaminepenta acetic acid pentasodium salt applied on swabs. Cleaned manually using pin vice. Washed in warm tap water with 1% Synperonic n (Non ionic detergent, nonylphenol ethylene oxide condensate) added. Dried using tissues and gently brushed using bristle brush.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1893

  • Acquisition notes

    The pot in which they were found c.1865 was not preserved.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1893,1009.20

Stamp; brass; with shank; a landscape with building on the right, on the left a tree, figure and rabbits.

Stamp; brass; with shank; a landscape with building on the right, on the left a tree, figure and rabbits.

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