Disc card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



Currently not on display


Disc of very thin copper (lid?). Very thin section with large areas of loss around the edge. Has previously been described as a personal mirror but extremely thin section and no sign of a tang. From the Egypt Exploration Society 1926 excavations at Abydos grave 617: a disturbed burial containing "a muddle of bones of five people". Given to the East Anglia Egyptian Society in return for their subscription. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Adhesive on surface, white residue, worn and holed. Tang is corroded with area of fresh corrsion.