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Object number

Definition

A unique number identifying an object or specimens, including any separated parts.

How to record

The following points should be considered when assigning an Object number:

Only use a single number to describe a group of objects if they are too numerous to number individually and either contained in a single container or separately accounted for, eg a box of sherds or an archaeological archive

Do not include in the number any classificatory components as these may change

Avoid alphabetical components

Examples

1992.1234; 1992.12.1

Use

Assign a unique Object number to each separated or separable part of an object.

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust