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Unique ID: NMGW-5B7DFB

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast copper alloy pin likely of Roman date (c.AD43-410). The head is sub-biconical (with a max diameter of 7.0mm) with a shallow pointed top and a small collar (9.7mm high from collar to tip of head). The body of the head rises from the collar in a stylistic acorn shape with the ‘cap’ emphasized by a circumferential groove and decorated with a cross-hatch pattern. The shallow conical tip is undecorated. The shaft is circular in section and tapers gradually from the collar to the pointed end (max diameter of 3.5mm, mid point diameter .2.5mm, end 1.0mm). The pin is likely a hair pin and may have been used to sew the hair into a style. The overall length of the pin is 61.6mm. The metal is a medium green patina and weighs 3.3g.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 61.6 mm
Weight: 3.3 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2022.2.4

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Other
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Monmouthshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Monmouthshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Shirenewton (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4593
Four figure Latitude: 51.63310725
Four figure longitude: -2.79605823
1:25K map: ST4593
1:10K map: ST49SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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