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  • Description

    Iron strap-end; tongue-shaped.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 7thC
  • Findspot

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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 8.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)

    For comments re. entire collection see 1908,0801.393

    Tailfingen, Kr. Balingen (now Albstadt-Tailfingen, Zollernalbkreis), Baden-Württemberg, Germany; found March 1893; grave 12, associated with 1908,0801.510-3, 515 and 534.

    The grave contents as a whole noted in EDELMANN H. 1893a. Neues 'Altes' vom oberen Donaugau, Blätter des Schwäbischen Albvereins V part 10, Stuttgart, p. 206 and EDELMANN H. 1893b. Reihengräber zu Truchtelfingen, Prähistorische Blätter V part 3, Munich, p. 42, and EDELMANN H. 1900. Der alamannische Friedhof (Reihengräber) bei Truchtelfingen, Blätter des Schwäbischen Albvereins XII part 4, Stuttgart, p. 164 and VEECK W. 1931. Die Alamannen in Württemberg, 2 vols, Germanische Denkmäler der Völkerwanderungszeit, Römisch-Germanische Kommission des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts zu Frankfurt am Main 14. Berlin, p. 249 no. 12.

    MS label: 1893 Truchtelfingen; 126[deleted] 125

    ZÜRN H. and SCHIEK S. 1969. Die Sammlung Edelmann im Britischen Museum zu London, Urkunden zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte aus Südwürttemberg-Hohenzollern 3. Stuttgart, p. 31, pl. 37A:4


  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    12 July 2000

    Treatment proposal

    Req.No:58747 Remove old restoration. Sort fragments. Repair.


    July 2000 Req.No: 58747 Corroded iron. Crack down the side at the tip. There is a hole shown on the x-ray which has been filled with corrosion. CRB

    Treatment details

    July 2000 Consolidated the wide cracks with glass microballoons combined in HMG adhesive and acetone. Fine cracks were consolidated with 5% Paraloid B72 in IMS and acetone. Air abraded with aluminium oxide to remove surface corrosion. A scalpel was used to remove some of the harder corrosion. Coloured the microballoon fills with dry ground pigments mixed with HMG adhesive and acetone. Applied by paint brush. Renumbered. CRB

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  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1893

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    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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