Unique ID: BH-6AB216

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy pin of probable Late Medieval date.

The pin has a solid-cast, spherical head and an integral shaft of circular section. The shaft is slightly bent and the tip is probably missing.

Dimensions: 38.2mm long, 5.6mm wide (diameter of head). Weight: 1g. Similar pins were found in Medieval contexts in London (Egan and Pritchard 1991: 297-304, cf. no. 1488), the majority in 14th to 15th century deposits.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Length: 38.2 mm
Width: 5.6 mm
Weight: 1 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/35 - 12

Materials and construction

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

A resized image of Medieval pin (probably)

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Northamptonshire
District: East Northamptonshire
To be known as: Woodford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 24th April 2012
Updated: Tuesday 24th April 2012

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