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Four fragments of wood with gold foil, from shield 1939,1010.94. All fragments are of the same length.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 1.2 centimetres
12 October 2005
Reason for treatment
Clean, consolidate, repair & repack as necessary.
The objects are in fair condition overall.There is excavation dirt on the surface.The gold foil is loose and not in contact with the wood from the shield. There are two triangular section holes in one of the leather fragments which may relate to triangular section holes in leather of shield rim.
The gold foil was consolidated using 10% HMG Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate) in 50:50 Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol).The objects were repacked in crystal boxes with Plastazote. 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: MCS16133
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