Copper alloy helmet cheekpiece from legionary helmet.
- Found/Acquired: Hod Hill
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Dorset,Stourpaine,Hod Hill)
- Length: 165.1 millimetres
20 July 1995
Attempt to improve appearance by surface cleaning. Check old repairs.
Dirty, uneven corrosion. Split in two places, old reapairs made with adhesive (probably HMG) and fibre glass matting reinforcement.
Cleaned manually using scalpel. Cleaned using IMS (industrial methylated spirits) applied on cotton wool swabs. Brushed using bristle brush. Consolidated using 5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) 50/50 in acetone/Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) applied using brush. Treatment was not particularly successful in improving appearance, but object is stable. Old joins inspected and found to be satisfactory.
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Object reference number: BCB10515
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