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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1939,1010.76.1-4

  • Description

    Four boxes of silver and silver chloride fragments, some decorated, from surface of dish 1939,1010.76. Also additional box containing corrosion.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 5thC-6thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    10 November 2005

    Treatment proposal

    Clean, consolidate, repair, repack as neccessary

    Condition

    Multiple fragments of silver. Some have a decorative pattern.

    Box labelled 1939,1010.76.2 has 5 fragments of a white metal which appear to be lead.

    All are in a poor condition with a powdery surface and are packaged badly.

    Treatment details

    The silver fragments (1939,1010.76.4) were examined for joins, two of which were found and re-adhered with HMG Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate). The surfaces of the fragments were lightly cleaned using a soft brush to reveal the decoration and consolidated using Paraloid B72 5%. They were repacked in plastazote lined with acid free tissue and placed in a crystal box. Very small fragments were placed in a smaller box. The crystal box was renumbered with the registration number on the outside of the box and on a tyvek label placed beneath the packing.

    The silver fragments from 1939,1010.76.1 were repacked in plastazote lined with acid free tissue and placed in a crystal box. The crystal box was renumbered with the registration number on the outside of the box and on a tyvek label placed beneath the packing.

    The white metal fragments from 1939,1010.76.2 were repacked in plastazote lined with acid free tissue and placed in a crystal box. The crystal box was renumbered with the registration number on the outside of the box and on a tyvek label placed beneath the packing.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1939

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1939,1010.76.1-4

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