BH-E69E91: Undated pin head

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Unique ID: BH-E69E91

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Hollow gold pin head (?) now flattened and split. Covering the body of the object are small filigree circles, now missing in areas. There is a small opening where a thick wire may have been inserted to complete the pin.


Although there are no direct parallels for this item, it has a similar design to many post-medieval silver dress pins. Examples can be found from the Isle of Wight (2013 T625; PAS ID, IOW-45CD50) and Dorset (2012 T728; PAS ID, DOR-BF1D81).

Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Dorset County Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T667


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.56 mm
Weight: 2.5 g
Diameter: 10.73 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 29th September 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Miss Janina Parol
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2013T667

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Whitchurch

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
Current location: Dorset County Museum

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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