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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Fragment of leather with gold foil attached, from shield 1939,1010.94. The impression of a metal clip and a rivet hole are quite clear.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    12 October 2005

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    Clean, consolidate, repair & repack as necessary.


    Wood from shield with traces of leather and gold foil. Modern adhesive on the surface. Fibreglass backing,

    Treatment details

    Fibreglass trimmed to make it neater. Object repacked in plastic box with polyethlene foam mount. Old labels removed and stored separately.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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