FAHG-1C5728: Early-medieval pinhead

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Unique ID: FAHG-1C5728

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Polyhedral pinhead in the shape of a cube with the corners cut off to produce a faceted shape. The single visible face is one of the lozengiform sides, and this has engraved decoration around a central reserved lozenge. The shaft appears to be entirely missing. 8th or, more probably, 9th century.


Object identified from photo supplied by Helena Hamerow via Stuart Brookes. No further details are available at present.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Photos S 761

Materials and construction

Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ewelme (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: FAHG
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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