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Numerous pieces of gold foil, mounted on glass; from 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
Reason for treatment
Clean, consolidate, repair & repack as necessary.
Gold foils were mounted onto an old paper and placed between two glass frames. The edges of the mount were sealed with an old and aged tape. Some of the gold foils were backed with nylon gossamer.
The gold foils were repacked by placing them onto an acid free cardboard and sandwiching them between the two glass mounts. Old tape was removed. Magic tape and filmo plast tape were used for sealing the edges of the mount. They were packed in a crystal box with a plastazote cut out.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS7258
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