IOW-12F78B: Medieval Annular Brooch or Buckle Pin. Treasure case no. 2015 T23

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Unique ID: IOW-12F78B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval cast silver pin from an annular brooch or buckle (c. 1200-c. 1500). Treasure case no. 2015 T23.

This pin has a shaft, collar and loop. The shaft is oval in cross-section and tapers evenly from the collar towards the sharp tip which is 'undercut' above and below for resting on the frame. The collar is oval in cross-section and is stamped with contiguous annulets. There is a butted join at the rear of the circular loop.

The pin is worn and pitted.

27.3mm (length); 3.9mm (width); 3.6mm (thickness). Weight: 1.02g.


The find contains a minimum of 10% silver and predates 1715. It thus qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of precious metal content and age.

Class: Annular
Sub class: Pin

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder, 14/4/2015
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015T23


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.3 mm
Width: 3.9 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 1.02 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th December 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Ms Beverley Nenk

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-2-23
Treasure case number: 2015T23

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Calbourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SZ4186
Four figure Latitude: 50.67222763
Four figure longitude: -1.42115756
1:25K map: SZ4186
1:10K map: SZ46SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Cub rally
Current location: Returned to finder, 14/4/2015
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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