NMS-8303B1: Post medieval bodkin fragment

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Unique ID: NMS-8303B1

Object type certainty: Certain
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Treasure Case 2016 T1012

Description: Fragment, broken at both ends, of a rectangular-sectioned object, probably from the upper part of a post-medieval silver bodkin or head-dress pin. Of four apertures two are incomplete. A central division between them as well as two opposed small lateral projections are engraved on both faces with leaf motifs. Beyond a transverse rib the narrow faces are convex and both broad faces are engraved with longitudinal lines, some slightLY curving.

Dimensions: Length: 15.8mm, width: 8.7mm, thickness: 3.4mm, weight: 2.04g.

Date: c. AD 1600 - 1700.

Discussion: A number of similar objects identified as bodkins or dress pins have been reported as Treasure and are recorded on the PAS database including: DOR-1944C3 (2015 T350), BUC-816668 (2016 T524), DOR-FC82EC (2014 T497) & SF-21AC84.

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T1012


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.8 mm
Width: 8.7 mm
Thickness: 3.4 mm
Weight: 2.05 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 11th October 2016 - Monday 14th November 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Rogerson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 29718
Other reference: KLMD112016
Treasure case number: 2016T1012

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Runcton Holme (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF6209
Four figure Latitude: 52.65453077
Four figure longitude: 0.39353931
1:25K map: TF6209
1:10K map: TF60NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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