FAKL-5C00F6: FAKL-5C00F6, pin, disc-headed

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Unique ID: FAKL-5C00F6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy pin, flat disc-like head with a central 2.8mm diamer hole. Around this is a ring of eight similar holes, three of which are now broken. The holes are hour-glass shaped, narrowing towards their mid point suggesting that they were drilled from both faces of the disc. Also around the central hole is a ring of seven drilled indentations, these are conical and of varied diameters, around 1.0mm. The back of the disc is plain but for a single 0.9mm indentation, the disc section thickness increases from 0.6mm at the distal edge to 2.2mm where it meets the shaft. This junction is marked by small stepped shoulders, the shaft is truncated and has a diameter of 2.2mm. It appears that the pin was shaped by filing and cutting the metal. Some loss of surface has occurred.

Class: Disc headed

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Post AD 850
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.3 mm
Weight: 1.63 g
Diameter: 15.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 037

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

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)
To be known as: Near Driffield

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting on farmland
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: FAKL
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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