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Fifteen small boxes of lime wood fragments, from tbe board of shield 1939,1010.94.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
12 October 2005
Clean, consolidate, repair & repack as necessary.
The objects are in fair condition overall.There is excavation dirt on the surface.The gold foil is loose and not in contact with the wood from the shield.
The gold foil was consolidated using 10% HMG Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate) in 50:50 Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol).The objects were repacked in crystal boxes with Plastazote. The boxes were re-labelled using permanent ink and all old labels, notes and stickers were placed in a polyethylene bag labelled with the objects' registration number.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCS7926
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