ESS-BEDCF5: 2010 T576 Roman pin

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Incomplete Roman silver pin of Cool's Group 2, sub-type A (knob-on-cordon head, spherical sub-type). There is an incised diagonal cross or saltire just off centre on the top of the pin head. It is 38.29mm long, the head has a diameter of 6.64mm and is 5.07mm thick. The shaft is 2.57mm in diameter, tapering to 2.29mm at the break. It weighs 2.22 grams.

Pins of this form have been found in Roman contexts from the 1st to 4th century AD (Cool 1990, 154).

The object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal and is over 300 years old. Consequently it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content.

Laura McLean

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T756


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 40
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.29 mm
Weight: 2.22 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 11th March 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Colchester OEF 6582
Treasure case number: 2010T756

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
To be known as: Good Easter

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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