BUC-897D3D: Sliver Post medieval pin/bodkin

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Unique ID: BUC-897D3D

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Part of a decorated pin of bodkin type, made of silver [?], the head and point both missing,. Decoration incised on both side with wavy line and foliate scrolls, and * M* with a heart. Bent tip.

A number of bodkins of similar style and decoration have been recorded on the database and reported as potential Treasure. Compare LANCUM-BB6172A , a fragment from St Michael's on Wyre, and another fragment previously recorded from Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire (CAM-3728C6; 2013T824) and two nearly complete examples from Burton Overy, Leicestershire (LEIC-B982D4; 2013T57) and Sedgeford, Norfolk (NMS-3C72B4; 2013T112). They are all dated to the early post-medieval period, ie: the 17th century.

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. Dora Thornton, British Museum

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015T833


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49.59 mm
Width: 4.58 mm
Thickness: 2.96 mm
Weight: 4.11 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st November 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2015T833

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 2 years ago

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