SF-6A02A6: pin

Rights Holder: Suffolk County Council
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Unique ID: SF-6A02A6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A copper alloy Early Medieval pin with incomplete shaft, the lower part of which is missing due to old breaks. The head is globular and flattened on the top. As the metalwork is very worn, it is not possible to be certain whether the pin head was originally faceted.There is no trace of decoration on the head, and there is a narrow, raised transverse collar at the join of head and shaft. Beneath the collar the shaft is circular in section and 2.0mm in diameter. The object measures 11.35mm in overal length, 8.29mm in width across the head, and weighs 2.49g. A probable date in the middle Anglo-Saxon period, the 8th-9th centuries AD, is suggested.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11.35 mm
Width: 8.29 mm
Weight: 2.49 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Jane Carr
Identified by: Mrs Jane Carr

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Sutton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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