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Five small boxes of copper alloy and gold foil fragments, from shield boss 1939,1010.94.K.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
7 October 2005
Reason for treatment
Clean, consolidate, repair and repack as necessary.
Friable. Some old bronze disease.
Old bronze disease excavated where possible with scalpel and areas packed with black silver oxide in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone).Where gilding liable to detach, consolidated with 5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone). Tinned copper alloy fragments stuck with HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate), strengthened with a patch of nylon gossamer.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS8121
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