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    Box containing fragments of gold foil from shield strip 1939,1010.94.M1, mounted on a glass plate, plus three copper alloy rivets with gilded heads, and leather fragments with gold foil attached.

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    • early 7thC
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    Treatment date

    12 October 2005

    Treatment proposal

    Clean, consolidate, repair & repack as necessary.


    The small fragments of gold foil are mounted between two sheets of glass held together with adhesive tape which has yellowed and is failing. other small fragments inadeuqately packed in a box.

    Treatment details

    The fragments of gilding were remounted in the same positions on acid free card between sheets of glass the edges of which were sealed with magic tape and then Filmo-Plast mounting tape. The glass mount was then placed in a plastazote cut out in a crystal box.

    A join was fround between two fragments of gilt copper alloy rivet, which were joined with HMG Paraloid B72. the reivets were placed in gelatine capsules which were placed within the Crystal box. The Crystal box was labelled on the lid using a permanent marker and a tyvek label with the registration number was placed beneath the packing. Old labels and stickers from the original packaging were placed in a self seal polyethylene bag labelled with the registration number to be filed seperately.

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  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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