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Two boxes of gold foil fragments from rim of shield 1939,1010.94. The fragments are very tiny and set on a fibreglass strip.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
12 October 2005
Clean, consolidate, repair & repack as necessary.
Gold foil fragments are in fragile condition. Packing is inadequate. They are currently adhered to a net of nylon gossomer.
The gold foils were consolidated using 5 % Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone)/ Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) 50:50. The net of nylon gossomer was adhered using Paraloid B72 to a backing of acid free card to provide support and rigidity to the fragments of gold. This board was placed in a sleeve of Melinex for protection.All other fragments were packed in a small crystal box with a plastazote padding. The boxes were re-labelled using permanent ink and all old labels, notes and stickers were placed in a polyethylene bag labelled with the objects' registration number.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS16896
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