Gold tag, wedge-shaped with beaded gold wire, small circular perforation surmounted by a flat-cut square garnet.
- Excavated/Findspot: Kempston, cemetery
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Bedfordshire,Kempston (parish))
- Height: 0.8 centimetres
2007 21 Jul-16 Dec, Bedford Museum, 'Gold, Gods and Kings'
2 August 2007
Reason for treatment
Remove mud and reveal detail.
144, 19, 20, 21: mud bonded into corrosion.297 & 298: Fe corrosion masking tinning.24: mud in detail. Old damage:beaded wire squashed.144: mineralised organic remains in corrosion on shaft - poss. threads wound round pin.20: mineralised organic remains in corrosion on back - poss. fur or nematode worms.21: mineralised organic remains in corrosion on on one side - poss. fur or nematode worms, badly eroded. Other side entirely covered with mineral preserved textile.296: organic remains on back - poss. leather. One rivet detached.
Mud removed manually.297 &298: Iron corrosion removed manually. Polished with Solvol Autosol (diatomaceous earth,methylated soap,white spirit). Rubbed with paper towel. swabbed clean with White Spirit (composition variable - petroleum distillate).296: rivet stuck with HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate)
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS17352
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