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Unique ID: SF-9FC265

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A decorative-headed pin (the shaft broken), probably of Roman date. The casting of the ornamental parts of the pin head, achieved in a two-piece mould, has emerged imperfectly and has not been tidied by the maker, as excess metal adheres and the 'seams' are visible and not tidied by filing. The shaft of the pin, which was curved, was oval in section at c2mmx2.5mm. Just below the head there is an expanded section 9mm long, which has a circumferent ridge at top and bottom, and a swollen rectangular central portion 3mmx4mm. Along the narrower sides of this the casting seams are visible. The narrower dimension is then waisted to 2mm, but the breadth at this point remains 4mm because of the residue of the casting seams. The head was flat beneath and domed above, but the domed area is misshapen from the casting, where excess metal has oozed from this part of the mould.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 43
Date to: AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.5 mm
Width: 4 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 3.52 g
Diameter: 8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st December 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Plunkett
Identified by: Dr Tom Plunkett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: finders reference: 2

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Ixworth

Spatial coordinates

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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