21. Contents (cont.) 57
Note on occurrence of the reddened gold
1. On duck-head sandals. <> were yellow gold <> red. These occurred
alternately in decoration. Both made of thin sheet gold, & conditions
otherwise exactly the same. The daisies of buckle had as constant
elements, from top to bottom outside to inside, yellow gold, red
gold, silver(?), red gold. Absolutely impossible that the red
discoloration can have been due solely to damp and iron, acting
locally, unless quite different alloys were used. ? would different
alloys react differently this way.
2. Sandals (k) & (l). Here similarly <> in yellow gold, & <> in red
3. Robe r. On this there were daisies and sequins of various sizes, all
of red. No yellow gold on the robe at all.
The underside of each of the objects right through was discoloured as
well as the upper... if original the gold must have been dipped.