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Gold foil ornament from the boss collar of shield 1939,1010.94. About three quarters of the outer rim exists, with the same design as 1939,1010.94.E1. Attached to inner relief band of dotting. Also a few loose gold foil fragments.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Diameter: 5.1 centimetres
12 October 2005
Reason for treatment
Clean, consolidate, repair & repack as necessary.
The gold foil has been adhered to cardboard using cellulose nitrate adhesive during previous conservation. The three dimensional foil has been adhered to a flat surface and many areas of the design have been crushed or are unsupported leading to loss. fragments have detached and are within the packing.
The fragile edges of the gilding and unsecured areas were consolidated with a 5% solution of Paraloid B72 in acetone. The detached fragments of gilding could not be relocated and were placed in a small gelatine capsule. The object was repacked.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS16381
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