Anglo-Saxon vessel and sword
Conservation of Anglo-Saxon objects discovered by a metal detectorist and donated to the Bucks County Museum. Amongst the finds were a copper alloy vessel and sword.
The primary aim of the conservation treatment was to ensure the finds were stable- newly excavated finds can sometimes begin to corrode as they adjust to the higher levels of moisture and air outside the burial environment. The second aim was to clean and reconstruct the vessel as far as possible and investigativly clean the sword, preserving any orgainic remains of the scabbard of hilt along the way.