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  • Description

    Gold tag, wedge-shaped with beaded gold wire, small circular perforation surmounted by a flat-cut square garnet.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 0.8 centimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    2007 21 Jul-16 Dec, Bedford Museum, 'Gold, Gods and Kings'

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    2 August 2007

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    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.

    Treatment details

    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)

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  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1863-1864

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Gold tag, wedge-shaped with beaded gold wire, small circular perforation surmounted by a flat-cut square garnet.



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