BH-05F497: Roman lock pin

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Unique ID: BH-05F497

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy lock pin of Roman date. Similar pins have been found in excavations in Colchester - see N. Crummy; 1983; pp. 125. The top of the head is circular and has a concave surface. At the centre is a conical projection with a small circular depression at the point and a double groove at the base. At the back, the head tapers towards the base, which has two grooves around the perimeter. Extending downwards from the head is a tapering shaft of rectangular section. At the base of this shaft is a circular aperture. The object measures 25.8mm long, 20.6mm wide and weighs 12.23g.

Class: Pin

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 1
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.8 mm
Width: 20.6 mm
Weight: 12.23 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 10th November 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 07/117 - 1

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: North Hertfordshire

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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