BH-6AB216: Medieval pin (probably)

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Unique ID: BH-6AB216

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy pin of probable Late Medieval date.

The pin has a solid-cast, spherical head and an integral shaft of circular section. The shaft is slightly bent and the tip is probably missing.

Dimensions: 38.2mm long, 5.6mm wide (diameter of head). Weight: 1g. Similar pins were found in Medieval contexts in London (Egan and Pritchard 1991: 297-304, cf. no. 1488), the majority in 14th to 15th century deposits.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.2 mm
Width: 5.6 mm
Weight: 1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th March 2012

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/35 - 12

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
To be known as: Woodford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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