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Unique ID: SF4659

Object type certainty: Certain
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Pin head and part of shaft. The head is of 'biconical with median band' shape, appears to be undecorated, and is 7-8 mm in diameter. There is no collar beneath the head; the shaft tapers from 3 mm diameter at the top to 2 mm diameter, bends and is then broken. The break extends up the middle of the shaft, suggesting that it was made in two pieces then hammered together. Dating of pins with no collar can be difficult as there is little difference between middle Anglo-Saxon and Roman examples, but the shape of the head and the construction of the shaft both suggest a middle Anglo-Saxon date. Current bent length is 31 mm.


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31 mm
Weight: 2.41 g
Diameter: 8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2000 - Friday 1st December 2000

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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