PIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-A2A966

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

Large copper alloy Anglo-Saxon pin. The pin has a globular decorated head covered with the ring and dot motif. The top of the pinhead is flattened with a central ring and dot. Below the pin head there is a small collar (a common characteristic of Anglo-Saxon pins) and the shaft tapers towards the end with a slight thickening about two thirds of the way down. The shaft has a 'V' shaped bend about half way down and the sharp tip of the pin is bent again. The pin weighs 5.8g and measures 48.7mm in length, 9.9mm in width (across the pin head).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 400
Date to: AD 1066

Dimensions and weight

Length: 48.7 mm
Thickness: 9.9 mm
Weight: 5.8 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 14th November 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Marshall - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Anna Marshall - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Early Medieval decorated pin

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire And The Humber
County: North Yorkshire
District: Selby
To be known as: York

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Friday 27th January 2006
Updated: Thursday 26th June 2014

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