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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Token; lead; holed; obverse: stylised two-headed eagle; reverse: cross-patée between four dots.

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 3.1 centimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    30 July 2010

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    consolidative electrolytic reduction


    The object presents a wax coating and white corrosion products from the lead specially located on the deeper parts of the decoration and around the hole. These are evidence of active corrosion and so of the instability of the seal which perturbs and hides also the surface. No remains of organic material are visible.

    Treatment details

    White corrosion products were treated with a local electrolytic reduction using cotton swabs on a stainless steel tweezer and a solution of sulphuric acid at 10% in deionised water at a very low current density of less than 1 mA / cm2. Some white products didn’t respond to the treatment and were left.

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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Object reference number: MCN7381

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