SF-E9AEA6: Pin

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PIN

Unique ID: SF-E9AEA6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy pin; the pinhead and most of the shaft survive. The terminal of the shaft is missing due to an old break. The pin head is biconical in shape with a flat tip. It measures 7.28mm at its widest point (its centre). The top half of the pinhead appears to have vertical incisions, although these are not clear. The bottom half has circular indentations; again, these are not parallel and are not clear. Where the head meets the shaft there is a collar. The shaft measures 19.5 mm in surviving length and 1.9 mm in width; it is circular in cross-section. This pin is middle Anglo-Saxon in date, due to the presence of a collar and the shape of the pinhead.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture:
Date from: Circa AD 720
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.94 mm
Width: 7.28 mm
Weight: 2.22 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2003

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
To be known as: Saham Toney

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From 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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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