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.
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Visitor Centre, SF2052, Grave 0676
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Width: 11 millimetres
- Length: 46 millimetres (frag 1)
- Length: 20 millimetres (frag 2)
- Length: 42 millimetres (pin)
2013 22 Mar-27 Oct, Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, Before Sutton Hoo
22 October 2008
Reason for treatment
Examine, x-ray, clean, stabilise, repair, re-pack as necessary.
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.
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.
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.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- SF2052 (Small find number)
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Object reference number: MCS35065
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