Reliquary case; bronze; circular with loop at top; engraved one side with agnus dei on hatched ground; other side with sacred monogram.
- Diameter: 3.4 centimetres
Inscription Typesacred monogram
Inscription ScriptBlack Letter
1 November 1997
. . Lightly clean to remove verdigris and to improve appearance.
Detail of design almost completely obscured by mud, verdigris and corrosion. Curator not sure whether object was silver or copper-alloy.
Object confirmed as copper-alloy. Wiped over with Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol), dirt and corrosion removed very carefully with tip of scalpel unde x20 magnification. Whole brushed with bone handled natural bristle brush or small stencil brush. Detail of design fully revealed. A few waxy deposits left in some of the incised lines in case they were original.
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Object reference number: MCM2827
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