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neck-ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1867,0704.17

  • Description

    Copper alloy neckring fragments, two: of circular section rod, with fine incised transverse and oblique geometric decoration.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 3rdC (?)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 110 millimetres (surviving)
  • Curator's comments

    Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager 'Summary Catalogue' (draft MS)

    For comments re. entire collection see registration no. 1867,0704.1.

  • Condition

    Broken

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    6 December 2013

    Treatment proposal

    Join two segments if possible.

    Condition

    The two sections of the arm ring are in stable condition. An old join (possibly shellac) bonding the two piece together, has failed.

    Treatment details

    The joining sections of the arm ring were manually cleaned of old adhesive as far as possible, using IMS to soften it, although this had little effect. The arm ring was re-joined using 30% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50:50 acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone)

    : IMS (Industrial Methylated Spirits (ethanol,methanol). Small losses (historical) around the join were filled with glass microballoons (silica or phenolic resin) in 30% Paraloid B72. The fill was then inpainted using Liquitex acrylic artist colour (composition unknown) and Golden matting agent.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1867

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1834

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1867,0704.17

Pottery jar: black burnished, globular body; collared neck; moulded rim; 3 angular perforated lugs around girth; horizontally corrugated upper part with 3 broad ribs with narrow lower ones in between; lower body with patterned rustication and plain triangles; pedestal foot-ring; hand-made.

Group of Objects

Pottery jar: black burnished, globular body; collared neck; moulded rim; 3 angular perforated lugs around girth; horizontally corrugated upper part with 3 broad ribs with narrow lower ones in between; lower body with patterned rustication and plain triangles; pedestal foot-ring; hand-made.

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