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.
- Excavated/Findspot: Caucasus, grave E
- Height: 7.9 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
28 January 2002
Reason for treatment
Req.No:77228 Light clean. Reshape after discussion. Strengthen with adhesive etc as necessary.
January 2002 Req.No:77228 Tarnished with old adhesive on some areas of the reverse. CRB
January 2002 Cleaned off the tarnish and dirt from the front only, using acetone on cotton wool swabs. CRB
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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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Object reference number: MCS16420
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