LIN-357B5A: Roman copper alloy pin

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Unique ID: LIN-357B5A

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A Roman copper alloy pin. The pin has a flat reeled head, below which are three faceted globular knops each separated by a reel. Each knop and reel tapers in size towards the shank. Below the final reel are four circular moulded bands from the bottom of which extends a shank of circular section. The shank extends circa 23.7mm and appears to be more or less complete. The shank has a shallow bend to it half the way down which appears to be intentional rather than damage.

Length: 61mm, Diameter: 8.5mm. The shank diameter is 2.2mm at its upper end and is 23.7mm in length.

This is a terminal from a pin of Roman date. It finds parallels in examples from Colchester with Crummy's Type 2 pins that are characterised by beade, reel and spool motifs surmounted by a flattened sphere (Crummy, 1983: pp. 28-29). These are dated to between the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD at Colchester and might indicate a similar date range for the current example.


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Class: Crummy Type 2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 299

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 61 mm
Diameter: 8.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 29th March 2018 - Thursday 29th March 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Holland (District)
Parish or ward: Gosberton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF2230
Four figure Latitude: 52.85368207
Four figure longitude: -0.1896336
1:25K map: TF2230
1:10K map: TF23SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Updated: About one year ago

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