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Four boxes of silver and silver chloride fragments, some decorated, from surface of dish 1939,1010.76. Also additional box containing corrosion.
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
10 November 2005
Reason for treatment
Clean, consolidate, repair, repack as neccessary
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.
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.
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Object reference number: MCS14979
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