Tablet Repair and Conservation

Tablets which have broken apart during the baking process or after having been soaked are glued back together using "Zap-A-Gap Medium CA+" glue. Although every effort is made to remove fake bits or to separate pieces from different tablets at this point, the repair process is reversible either by re-baking the tablet to vaporize the glue or by soaking the tablet in acetone, which softens the glue. Very fragile tablets are consolidated by applying "Zap CA Thin CA" to the tablet edges and to eroded areas which do not contain written signs.