Gold appliqué, one of seven; rectangular sheet; attachment hole at each corner (nos 14-20).
- Excavated/Findspot: Bergamo, grave (near)
- (Europe,Italy,Lombardy,Bergamo (province),Bergamo (city))
- Length: 2.4 centimetres (max)
In set with 1897,0324.14 In set with 1897,0324.15 In set with 1897,0324.16 In set with 1897,0324.17 In set with 1897,0324.19 In set with 1897,0324.20Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Near Bergamo, prov. Bergamo, Italy; nos. 1897,0324.12 to 39 from three graves (MS letter from vendor, date indecipherable); associated on Bill of Purchase (22.3.1897) with nos. 4637 to 9 (unidentified), and said to have been pinned on three boards.
SMITH R.A. 1923. A Guide to the Anglo-Saxon and Foreign Teutonic Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities. London, p. 155
VON HESSEN O. 1968. Die Goldblechscheiben aus Feldkirchen und verwandte Funde, Beobachtungen zu langobardischen Bestattungssitten, Bayerische Vorgeschichtsblätter 33, Munich, p. 111, pl.8:14 to 20
VON HESSEN O. 1975. Langobardische Goldblattkreuze aus Italien, in W. Hübener (ed) Die Goldblattkreuze des frühen Mittelalters, Veröffentlichung des Alemannischen Instituts Freiburg i Br., no. 37, Bühl/Baden, p. 121 F
3 July 2002
Check for tears. Realign tears and creases. Repair and back as necessary. Clean.
The object is in good condition overall. There is dirt and dust present on the surface of the object and some staining. There are creases and tears present.
The dirt and dust was removed from the object using cotton swabs of Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol). The object was briefly immersed in 10% Detarol in distilled water and brushed with a soft sable hair brush. The object was rinsed in tap water and dried with a hot air blower and the object number replaced. Any vunerable tears were consolidated using 5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50:50 Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) and Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone).
Prehistory and Europe
Object reference number: MCS6081