SWYOR-A2A966: Early Medieval decorated pin

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Unique ID: SWYOR-A2A966

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

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


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: AD 400
Date to: AD 1066

Dimensions and weight

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

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Marshall
Identified by: Ms Anna Marshall

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
To be known as: York

Spatial coordinates

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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