SF-E0B482: Early medieval pin

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Unique ID: SF-E0B482

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy middle Anglo-Saxon pin, complete apart from the tip of the shaft which is missing due to an old break and measuring 43.43mm in total length. The pin head is polyhedral, a cube with the corners cut off, and measures 9.35mm in height, 9.28mm in width and 9.08mm in thickness. There is a circular groove on the bottom face, around the where the shaft joins the head, no other decopration can be seen on other face but their original patina is now gone due to corrosion, the shaft has a collar and a circular section.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 720
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.43 mm
Width: 9.28 mm
Weight: 5.41 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Sutton

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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