Update on our Metalwork Project

As part of our Society of Antiquaries grant for our West Ward metalwork project, we have funding to cover the conservation of all the early medieval metalwork that was x-rayed and assessed  at the end of 2018 (you can learn more about this project here: SOA Grant). This funding has been generously added to by the Bamburgh Castle team, as they had a little under-spend in their own conservation budget. The objects we are conserving will eventually go on long-term display within the Castle and be available to future researchers.

As a result the conservation work will be ongoing for a while we thought you would enjoy seeing a couple of examples of the work undertaken so far below:

BC11 SF8278 group

Small find 8278 from Trench 3, West Ward, Bamburgh Castle found in 2011. The corrosion has been cleaned away to reveal a strap end with a zoomorphic design and even some traces of leather to which it was likely attached.

BC17 SF10708 Before (1) cropped

Small find 10708 from Trench 3, West Ward, Bamburgh Castle found in 2017. The corrosion has been removed to reveal a complete silver pin.

If your excited by the thought of finding something similar yourself then do join us on the dig this summer – details about out annual field school can be found here.

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