LON-F26068: Nineteen Post Medieval copper alloy pins (15th – 16th century).

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Unique ID: LON-F26068

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Nineteen late medieval - early post medieval copper alloy pins (15th - 16th century). All of these pins are constructed from drawn wire with a wound wire head.

Egan & Forsyth (1997:222) write, "Pins are recovered in abundance from almost all sites yielding 15th and 16th century material. They were indispensably and vast quantities were used in England for fastening clothing and paper and for sewing."

Dimensions of the longest: diameter of head: 3.27mm; length: 37mm; weight: 0.25g. Reference: Egan, G. and Forsyth, H. 1997. Wound Wire and Silver Gilt. In Gaimster, D. & Stamper, P. 1997. The Age of Transition. The Archaeology of English Culture 1400-1600. Society Medieval Archaeology Monograph 15 (Oxbow Monograph Series 98) Oxbow, Oxford.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 19
Length: 37 mm
Weight: 0.25 g
Diameter: 3.27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st February 2007

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: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Greenwich (London Borough)
To be known as: Greenwich

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Returned to finder
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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