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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1910,0712.35

  • Description

    Gold appliqué, one of two; sheet strip decorated in repoussé to imitate 5 cabochon settings and beaded wire borders; narrows to tab at one end hooked through slot in a tongue-shaped pendant strip with repoussé pseudo-filigree in leaf-vein pattern.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 3rdC-4thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 7.9 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    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

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  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    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

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    28 January 2002

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Req.No:77228 Light clean. Reshape after discussion. Strengthen with adhesive etc as necessary.

    Condition

    January 2002 Req.No:77228 Tarnished with old adhesive on some areas of the reverse. CRB

    Treatment details

    January 2002 Cleaned off the tarnish and dirt from the front only, using acetone on cotton wool swabs. CRB

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1910

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1910,0712.35

Gold appliqué, one of two; sheet strip decorated in repoussé to imitate 5 cabochon settings and beaded wire borders; narrows to tab at one end which is hooked through slot in a tongue-shaped pendant strip with repoussé pseudo-filigree in leaf-vein pattern.

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Gold appliqué, one of two; sheet strip decorated in repoussé to imitate 5 cabochon settings and beaded wire borders; narrows to tab at one end which is hooked through slot in a tongue-shaped pendant strip with repoussé pseudo-filigree in leaf-vein pattern.

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