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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Iron strip of binding ?, rectangular with pitted surface. From one of buckets 1939,1010.117-119.; also associated fragments. Plus two fragments from bucket.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 3.3 centimetres
    • Width: 1.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Reference: Cook, Jean, M., Early Anglo-Saxon Buckets. A Corpus of Copper Alloy- and Iron –bound, Stave-built Vessels, Oxford University School of Archaeology: Monograph 60, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford, cat. nos. 233-235 (pp. 89-91)

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    2 December 2005

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    Repair, consolidate and re-pack as necessary.


    Multiple fragments in unsuitable packing.

    Surface pitted and corroding.

    Treatment details

    No joins found. Corrosion removed mechanically with air-abrasive using Aluminium oxide, No1 powder. Packed object with a plastazote lining within a crystal box. The box was labelled with the registration number on the lid and on a tyvek label inserted under the packing.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1967.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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