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drinking-horn

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1939,1010.120.-1,152

  • Description

    Fragments of aurochs horn adhering to pieces of wool, fragments of gold foil and silver from mount of one of drinking-horns 1939,1010.120-121. For wool fragments, see 1939,1010.176.3; 1939,1010.185.3; and 1939,1010.189.5.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    11 November 2005

    Treatment proposal

    Consolidate, repair and re-pack as necesaary.

    Condition

    Object in unsuitable packing.

    Treatment details

    Packed object with a plastazote lining within a crystal box. The box was labelled with the registration number on the lid and on a tyvek label inserted under the packing.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1939

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1939,1010.120.-1,152

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