Unique ID: SOMDOR-7C7DA5

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A cast copper alloy pin of probable first to second century AD date. The pin measures 90.2mm in length, the head has a diameter of 7.8mm and the shaft has a diameter of 3.7mm. The pin weighs 5.52g. The head is in the form of a squat cylinder with slightly convex ends (corresponding most closely to Cool's button-shaped knob type, but without grooves cut into the top of the shaft) and there is a thickening in the centre of the shaft. The pin is undecorated.


Recorded at the Fabulous Festive Finds Day in Exeter on 2nd December 2006.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 199

Dimensions and weight

Length: 90.2 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Weight: 5.52 g
Diameter: 7.8 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 2nd December 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Naomi Payne - [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]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Roman (Probably) Pin

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Somerset
District: South Somerset
To be known as: West Crewkerne

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Character undetermined[scope notes]

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Created: Tuesday 19th December 2006
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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