NMGW-1DA363: Post Medieval silver bodkin

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BODKIN

Unique ID: NMGW-1DA363

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Post-medieval silver bodkin-type dress pin.

The object is the lower shaft and point of a silver bodkin-type dress-pin. The lower end of the slot on the bodkin survives, and it is likely that when complete it also had a perforation (eye) at one end. The shaft has a flattened quadrangular cross-section with bevelled edges, and is undecorated.

The pin is bent, and has not received any conservation.

Length (bent) 64.3mm; maximum width 4mm; maximum thickness 1.7mm; weight 3.08g.

Notes:

This type of object is now generally recognised as a bodkin of seventeenth-century date. Similar finds from have been made at Clavering, Essex (TAR 2004, no. 245), Chilcomb, Hampshire (TAR 2004, no. 246), Hougham, Kent (TAR 2004, no. 247), and Mattishall, Norfolk (TAR 2004, no. 248); Buckingham, Buckinghamshire (TAR 2005-6, no. 575), Ivinghoe area, Buckinghamshire (TAR 2005-6, no. 576), Newent, Gloucestershire (TAR 2006, no. 277), Redbourn, Hertfordshire (TAR 2005-6, no. 578) and Heckington, Lincolnshire (TAR 2005-6, no. 579). These have all been dated to the seventeenth century. A silver dress-pin of this type was found at St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan, in 2011 (Treasure ref. no. 12.1).

Class: Silver bodkin-type dress-pin

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015TRW13

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 64.3 mm
Width: 4 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 3.08 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Mark Redknap
Identified by: Mr Mark Redknap

Other reference numbers

Other reference: STTS 2016.44
Treasure case number: 2015TRW13

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
District: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Donats (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS9368
Four figure Latitude: 51.40090601
Four figure longitude: -3.53955461
1:25K map: SS9368
1:10K map: SS96NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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