LVPL-60DEB3: Cast copper alloy early medieval pin

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Unique ID: LVPL-60DEB3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast copper alloy Early Medieval kite headed pin. It has a lozenge shaped head with a circular perforation at the top. The shaft of the pin has a circular section and has broken before the end. Dr Kevin Leahy says 'These are of 10 - 11th century date and seem to be of ultimately Irish origin, although they are found in England due to the Vikings. This pin is slightly unusual as it has a hole though the head.'

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 900
Date to: AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st May 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: South Cliffe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8736
Four figure Latitude: 53.813017
Four figure longitude: -0.68016
1:25K map: SE8736
1:10K map: SE83NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: LVPL
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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