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Silver buckle loop, oval in cross-section and undecorated. Part of the tongue adhering, triangular in cross-section with a flat base. Half of the bar at the base of the buckle is missing. The whole object is stained green and in poor condition. Excavated from Area C and shoes complex; in four capsules.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 2.66 centimetres (overall)
- Width: 1.12 centimetres (max)
11 November 2005
Reason for treatment
Consolidate, repair and re-pack as necesaary.
Two silver buckles. One buckle has a loose leather fragments. The object is unsuitably packed and has broken into a number of pieces.
The metal fragments and leather fragment were broken into a number of pieces. Some were joined during previous conservation - no old joins were taken dowm. Where found new joins were made and adhered using HMG Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate). 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.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCS16938
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