BH-E039B3: Post-Medieval bodkin

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Unique ID: BH-E039B3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver pin of bodkin type, with longitudinal opening and second circular opening at one end, central groove running down most of the length of the pin, tapered end. Complete and bent, probably as originally used. No marks or inscriptions.


Length: 58.2mm, thickness: 2.1mm, weight: 6.11g.


A common type reported through the PAS, compare an example from Tendring, Essex, 2009 T621 [ESS-F4EB81].

Conclusion: This object constitutes potential Treasure under the Treasure Act 1996 as it is made of more than 10% precious metal and is over 300 years old.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015T805


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 58.2 mm
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 6.11 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th October 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2015T805

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: Hertsmere (District)
To be known as: Shenley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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: BH
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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