Twenty-four studs; silver-gilt; square with open-work foliate design and boss in the centre.
- Found/Acquired: Halkida
- (Europe,Greece,Central Greece and Euboea,Évvoia (island),Halkida)
- Width: 1.1 centimetres
15 March 2007
Reason for treatment
Clean to remove chemical residues, dust and tarnish
Most pieces are stable. Chemicals residues from old treatment are visible as well as traces of glass bristle brush. There are textile remains which are in very bad condition on the back of 9 objects. All pieces are very dirty and slightly tarnished. There is slight corrosion visible on silver areas and copper corrosion is also visible on some of the textile remains.
Objects were cleaned under the microscope using cotton swabs with acetone. The textile on the back was first cleaned with a dry soft brush, then with acetone applied with a brush. Loose fragments of gold threads were placed in a plastic capsule if they could not be relocated and re-adhered. Unstable gold thread fragments were consolidated with 5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) applied with micropipettes. All pieces were numbered with their registration number using black ink applied with a soft brush. A Plastazote (polyethylene) foam was used to place inside the old box, the foam was cut with individual spaces for each piece.All the pieces with textile remains were technically recorded.
Prehistory and Europe
Object reference number: MCM5162