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transport-ticket

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    MG.1411

  • Description

    Shipping ticket; white metal; inscription in margin; reverse: inscription in beaded circlet; large perforation.

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 0.93 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        STOCKHOLMS ÅNGSLUPS AKTIEBOLAG 3 ÖRE
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        SV. OL. MORELL & Co STOCKHOLM
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        PASSAGERARE POLETT
  • Bibliography

    • Montague Guest 1411 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    5 July 2005

    Treatment proposal

    clean metal tokens to remove foam residues

    Condition

    tokens covered in polyurethane foam residues which cover the surface and have reacted and damaged the metal.

    Treatment details

    metal tokens were cleaned with acetone to remove foam residues, renumberred, and placed in polyethylene bags

    About these records 

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1907

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    MG.1411

  • Additional IDs

    • G.1411
Shipping ticket; white metal; inscription in margin; reverse: inscription in beaded circlet; large perforation.

Obverse & Reverse

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