HAMP-FE1957: Early-medieval pin

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PIN

Unique ID: HAMP-FE1957

Object type certainty: Certain
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A slightly corroded but complete copper-alloy pin of early-medieval date. The head is roughly biconical with a flattened top on which there is an incised cross design. It has a maximum dia. of 6.85mm and a height of 6.1mm. It is decorated with punched ring-and-dot motifs in two rows. Below the head there is a collar which is characteristic of Middle Anglo-Saxon pins (Geake 2001, 39). The shaft is circular in cross-section and 2.3mm in diameter below the head. With a length of 25.6mm the shaft is straight, before tapering and bending through approximately 140 degrees to the pin's tip. The pin has corroded to a mid/light-green colour and survives well. It can be classified as Hinton's (1996, 20; fig. 8) Type Ac.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 650
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.1 mm
Width: 6.8 mm
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 1.46 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 4th October 2011 - Thursday 19th January 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Eleana Vandyk
Identified by: Mrs Eleana Vandyk
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3235

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
To be known as: Thruxton CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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