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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Copper alloy strip of everted rim from cauldron 1939,1010.113. Backed in places with riveted iron strips, and attached to a large piece of body composed of several small pieces mounted together. Also adhering is most of a riveted iron handle-mount.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 39.4 centimetres
    • Width: 15.2 centimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

    Treatment date

    2 December 2005

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    Repair, consolidate and re-pack as necessary.


    The cauldron is in multiple fragments. Some are attached to a large perspex mount using perspex pegs threaded though areas of fill on the object. Many of the pieces are backed with fibre-glass/nylon gossomer and adhesive for strength. Many of the fragments are not aligned or joined and ideally all the fragments should be dismantled, cleaned, re-joined, re-adhered and re-supported.

    Treatment details

    The remaining fragments of cauldron still attached to the perspex mount were removed by removing the perspex pegs.

    Any loose or moving vulnerable areas were strengthened using HMG Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate) and/or nylon gossomer.

    The fragments are to be stored in polstore drawers in the SH Basement B106.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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