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Ring brooch; bronze-gilt; inscribed.
- Found/Acquired: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
Inscription ContentVT DOIT ME AMICA
28 January 1998
Clean to clarify inscription and to reveal guilding.
On face: soil, dirt, and copper corrosion products obscuring lettering on brooch. Guilding visible in areas, suggesting more would be found under the corrosion. On surface of lettering all guilding worn off. Pockets of cuprite also visible.
Soil, dirt and corrosion products removed mechanically with a scalpel, revealing guilding on surface of brooch and sides of lettering. 30% formic acid was applied on a cotton wool swab to further remove any remaining copper carbonate; these areas were then swabbed with distilled water.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCM7333
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