HESH-9B9E96: Late Iron Age to Early Roman: Pin Stud

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STUD

Unique ID: HESH-9B9E96

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Cast copper alloy pin or stud of probable later Iron Age or early Roman date 200 BC – 200 AD). The stud is complete consisting of a domed bi-convex head which tapers to a slight short shaft. The head is decorated with an incised pattern of a debased spiral formed from incised lines set around a central raised pellet or dome. The pattern is not well achieved being uneven and irregular in design. The shaft is an irregular square shaped section which tapers to a point. The pin is a mid brown green colour with a thick well polished patina which is abraded and laminating. The length of the shaft is very short and so it is most likely to be a stud rather than a pin. A direct parallel has not been found. The pin measures 18.1mm length, the head has a diameter of 12.8mm and the shaft a diameter of 2.0mm. It weighs 2.95 grams.

Class: Pin

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: 200 BC
Date to: AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.1 mm
Weight: 2.95 g
Diameter: 12.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Ross on Wye

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Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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