Solid circular lump of bronze with convex upper surface (boss??).
- Excavated/Findspot: Lachish, Tomb 0106
- (Asia,Middle East,Levant,Lachish)
- Diameter: 1.6 centimetres
- Thickness: 0.8 centimetres
covered with incrustation and corrosion, some bronze disease; cleaned in Metals conservation, December 1999 - January 2000.
31 January 2000
Reason for treatment
X-ray and clean to reveal detail and surfaces.
Corrosion over solid metal core.
Cleaned manually using scalpel. Mechanically cleaned with air-abrasive using Aluminium oxide, No1 powder. The corrosion is very uneven, with bad pitting and sheets of redeposited copper. There is no original surface and no decoration or clue to the purpose of this artefact can be discerned. Number painted with white Magic Color.
From the Wellcome-Marston expedition of 1932-1938.
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Object reference number: WCO18384
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