Gold appliqué, one of two; sheet strip decorated in repoussé to imitate buckle with oval loop; tongue with rectangular setting at base and rectangular plate with central cabochon setting; pseudo-filigree border.
- Excavated/Findspot: Caucasus, grave E
- Length: 4.5 centimetres
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager 'Summary catalogue' (draft MS) :Provenances are given in MS letter, 18.3.1910; what was purchased was only part of a larger group on offer, and many of the old numbers in correspondence cannot now be correlated with their relevant groups; the vendor in a MS letter claims himself to have excavated the grave groups (to Hercules Read, 29.5.1910)
Purchased from Pierre Mavrogordato of Gross Lichterfelde Ost
1988 12 Mar-15 May, Germany, Frankfurt, Kunsthalle Shirn Am Römerberg, Germanen, Hunnen und Avaren
1987 12 Dec-1988 21 Feb, Germany, Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Germanen, Hunnen und Avaren
24 January 2002
Req.No:77228 Light clean, reshape after discussion. Strengthen with adhesive etc as necessary.
Req.No: 77228 January 2002 Dirty. There were areas covered with a resin-like material (old lacquer or adhesive) on the back - possibly original? The gold is slightly tarnished. CRB
January 2002 Cleaned the front only as there are traces of textile combined with the resin-like material on the reverse. Used acetone applied on cotton wool swabs to remove the dirt and tarnish. A small piece of the resin-like material from the reverse had come away. It was placed in a gelatin capsule for future reference. CRB
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS16441
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