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  • 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


  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    4 June 1993

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Light surface clean. Make resin moulds.


    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.

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  • Acquisition notes

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

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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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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