Hall Conservation Ltd

  • The coffin prior to the mount being fitted

  • Protecting the internal faces of the lead with plastic prior to inserting the mount and foam

  • Mount made and fitted

  • The coffin after mounting

Date:16 January, 2013

Project Information

This Roman lead coffin was extremely fragile and in need of a mount.

A stainless steel mount was made to fit the internal dimensions of the coffin. After lining the coffin with plastic sheeting the mount was inserted and fixed into position.

This mount alone is not enough to support the coffin – the lead would slump over the mount causing pressure points so an expanding foam was injected into the cavity to provide additional strength.