YORYM-35A6B4: Early-Medieval : Pin

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PIN

Unique ID: YORYM-35A6B4

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy pin of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 700 - 900. The pinhead is polyhedral, with ring and dot decoration on each surviving face. Much of the surface of the pinhead to one side has been lost to wear.

From the base of the head a circular sectioned shaft extends, tapering to a worn break.

The metal has a mid-green patina and is extremely worn. The pin is 12.7mm long, the head is 7mm x 6.3mm wide, the shaft is 2.2mm in diameter and weighs 1.6g.

Polyhedral-headed pins with ring-and-dot decoration are a common find from Middle-Saxon England, and have been placed in a typology of collared pins by Haldenby (2012) in which he supports a 9th century date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.7 mm
Width: 7 mm
Thickness: 6.3 mm
Weight: 1.6 g
Diameter: 2.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05572

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Catton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7053
Four figure Latitude: 53.96834601
Four figure longitude: -0.93441593
1:25K map: SE7053
1:10K map: SE75SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
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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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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