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annular brooch

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2001,0103.9

  • Description

    Fragmentary remains of a copper alloy annular brooch and iron pin. The brooch comprises two fragments of flat copper alloy sheet, one (the smaller) with faint traces of ?punched decoration and a ?slot filled with iron corrosion. The iron pin is largely corrosion and has traces of mineral preserved textile. Plus one fragment of iron corrosion and one group of copper alloy fragments.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 11 millimetres
    • Length: 46 millimetres (frag 1)
    • Length: 20 millimetres (frag 2)
    • Length: 42 millimetres (pin)
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2013 22 Mar-27 Oct, Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, Before Sutton Hoo

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    22 October 2008

    Treatment proposal

    Examine, x-ray, clean, stabilise, repair, re-pack as necessary.

    Condition

    The brooch is very fragmentary, deteriorated and fragile. There are many small fragments. The iron pin is broken.The organic remains on the iron pin are also very deteriorated.

    Treatment details

    The object was examined under the microscope at up to x40 magnification.

    Many joins were found being able to reconstruct most of the brooch. The fragments were adhered using 30% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in acetone applied with a cocktail stick. Some of the fragments were consolidated using 5% Paraloid B72 in acetone. Organic remains on the iron pin were left in situ. The object was packed in a crystal box with plastazote cut out and placed in a dry environment.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2001

  • Acquisition notes

    Finds were discovered during the archaeological excavations before the Visitor Centre was constructed. The National Trust donated all of the finds to the British Museum.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2001,0103.9

  • Additional IDs

    • SF2052 (Small find number)
Fragmentary remains of a copper alloy annular brooch and iron pin. The brooch comprises two fragments of flat copper alloy sheet, one (the smaller) with faint traces of ?punched decoration and a ?slot filled with iron corrosion. The iron pin is largely corrosion and has traces of mineral preserved textile. Plus one fragment of iron corrosion and one group of copper alloy fragments.

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