YORYM-8E158E: Early Medieval : pin

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PIN

Unique ID: YORYM-8E158E

Object type certainty: Certain
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Early medieval copper-alloy pin head (c. 500 - 900 AD). The pin has a globular head and a tapering, cylindrical shaft, which has broken off at the end. Green and red corrosion of the copper-alloy has obscured surface detail, but shallow circular knobs on the surface of the globular pin head suggest that the pin may have been decorated. It is this that suggests an early medieval date over a Roman one. The pin is 21.68mm in length; the diameter of the pin head is 8.32mm. The pin is 2.94g in weight.

The pin is very similar to YORYM-F5D874, which was found in close proximity to it.

See West, Corpus of Anglo-Saxon material from Suffolk, p. 119.

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 500
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.68 mm
Weight: 2.94 g
Diameter: 8.32 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E04442

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)
To be known as: Londesborough area

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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