Two conjoined copper alloy buckles, comprising a small complete loop and part of a second loop, joined end-to-end. Each loop with traces of a tongue and the remains of hinge-loops for the attachment of buckle-plates. The heavily corroded state of the buckles makes it difficult to tell whether the buckles were originally cast or soldered together, or became joined through corrosion. One of the loops has linen fragment 1939,1010.190 adhering. Excavated from Area C and shoes complex.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Width: 1.5 centimetres (complete loop)
- Length: 0.9 centimetres (complete loop)
- Length: 2.68 centimetres (both loops together)
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
1 May 2006
Reason for treatment
The object had been stored in a round card box, often sitting on tissue paper on top of cotton padding. Refer to the hardcopy chart housed in a conservation envelope for the exact materials used in each case.
The object was put into a glass vial, which was then made secure by putting into a plastazote (polyethylene) mount, in a polystyrene box.Old labels were removed from the old packing and placed into a polyethylene bag labelled with the registration number which can be archived and easily referenced back to the objects. The new boxes are labelled with the registration number on the lid and side, and on the cotton twill tabs.
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Object reference number: MCS13360
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