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Previous Number (Identification)

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  • This field contains any numbers that have previously been assigned to the object, other than its accession number, archaeological number, and Borden number.


  1. The number entered in this field may be a number assigned to the object before it was acquired by your institution, a previous accession number or an expired catalogue number.
  2. N.B.: The main reference number for the object should be entered in the Accession Number field.

Entry rules:

  1. Enter the previous number; do not use abbreviations.

      Accession Number 1983.1924
    Previous Number L(77)446.X
     Archaeological Number 019268
      Object Name point
  2. This field may contain multiple entries separated by a semicolon followed by a space.

      Accession Number 1990.53
    Previous NumberG.53.S.Px; C.176.3
     Archaeological number AA-102A-10
      Object Name statuette © Société des musées du Québec