BUC-940608: Early medieval pin

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PIN

Unique ID: BUC-940608

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An incomplete early medieval copper alloy pin dating from c.600-900 AD. The pin has a polyhedral shaped head, it is globular with the corners cut off, the sides are irregular rectangle and lozenge shapes. Each section has a raised ring and punched dot inside. Below the head is a worn raised collar, this is worn. The shaft decends from the base of the head, and has been bent twice so the terminal point extends up past the head. It is circular in cross section, with a slight bulge half way. The pin has a light green patina, inside the recesses of the ring and dots is a light orangey brown colour. The pin measures 36.9mm in length,21.6mm in width, 7.3mm in thickness, and weighs 3.20g.

The ring and dot decoration is similar to a pin shown in MacGregor and Bolick, page 186, number 31.10. This was found in a inhumation at Stanton Harcourt, which was dated to the 7th Century AD.

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 600
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.9 mm
Width: 21.6 mm
Thickness: 7.3 mm
Weight: 3.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 22nd February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Arwen Wood
Identified by: Arwen Wood

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4828

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Weedon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8118
Four figure Latitude: 51.85472262
Four figure longitude: -0.82533486
1:25K map: SP8118
1:10K map: SP81NW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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