BERK-435E07: Early Medieval (Saxon) pin

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Unique ID: BERK-435E07

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Middle Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) copper alloy pin (AD720-850). The pin head is biconical with a rounded profile. There is no collar at the junction between the head and the shaft. The shaft has a circular cross-section and there is a crack approximately a third along its length. The crack is the first part of the sharp L-shaped break that is common in these pins. Approximately two thirds down the length of the shaft the pin is bent at an obtuse angle. This was possibly done contemporaneously to secure the pin in hair or clothing or it may be later damage. Dimensions: length: 34.14; diameter of shaft: 2.07mm; diameter of head: 8.14mm; weight: 2.29g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Middle
Ascribed Culture:
Date from: AD 720
Date to: AD 850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.14 mm
Weight: 2.29 g
Diameter: 8.14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st March 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Ewelme

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
Current location: Returned to finder.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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