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Box of fragment of wood with gold foil attached, plus two gilded dome-headed rivets and patches of black residue. From shield strip 1939,1010.94.M1.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 4.4 centimetres
- Width: 2 centimetres
12 October 2005
Reason for treatment
Clean, consolidate, repair & repack as necessary.
Wood and gold foil fragments are in fragile condition. Packing is inadequate.
Some of the wood fragments were reconstructed by using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate). Gold foils were consolidated by using 5 % Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone)/ Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) 50:50. They were packed in a small crystal box with a plastazote padding.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS8129
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