ESS-9CC3F6: A Post Medieval silver pin, dating to the 16th century.

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PIN

Unique ID: ESS-9CC3F6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver-gilt dress pin in two pieces. The pin has a hollow cast spherical head formed of two hemispheres. The lower hemisphere connects directly to the shank of the pin. The pin is broken just below the head. The remainder of the pin tapers to a point. The upper hemisphere is decorated with filigree and granulated designs forming circles with a knop in the centre of each; four are located around the circumference and one at the top of the head. The lower hemisphere is decorated with four filigree and granulated designs forming circles. There are also traces of gilding on the head, though not much of it survives. The shank is also bent in several places.

Dimensions:

Head: diameter: 7.72 mm; length: 13.42 mm; weight: 1.21g.

Shank: length: 40.74 mm; thickness: 1.98 mm; weight: 1.06g.

Total weight: 2.27g.

Discussion: Similar examples can be found on the PAS database: BERK-832BA6 (2014 T428), SUR-237365 (2013 T752) and NMS-BD3138 (2013 T634).

Notes:

The object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal and is over 300 years old. Consequently it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: CIMS
Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T940

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 7.72 mm
Thickness: 1.98 mm
Weight: 2.27 g
Diameter: 7.72 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 11th October 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Katie Marsden
Identified by: Miss Katie Marsden
Secondary identifier: Mr Ben Paites

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2014T940

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Maldon (District)
To be known as: Maldon District

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found during an organised holiday
Current location: CIMS

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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