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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1939,0209.4

  • Description

    Silver punch-marked coin.

  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 3.34 grammes
  • Location

    G68/1/3

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    25 January 2012

    Treatment proposal

    Light cleaning of tarnish.

    Condition

    The coin has tarnished.

    Treatment details

    The tarnish was ligthly removed by using Silvo silver and chrome (cotton wadding,white spirit,Newburgh chalk,china clay) and degreasing withWhite Spirit (composition variable - petroleum distillate).

    About these records 

  • Acquisition date

    1939

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1939,0209.4


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