WMID-F2D2F7: A Pin Fragment of Unknown Date

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Unique ID: WMID-F2D2F7

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

A fragment of a copper alloy probable pin head of uncertain date (c. AD 43-1700). The fragment is globular in form and concave on one side forming a scoop-like feature. The object has a round collar at its base from which the remains of a cylindrical shank are apparent. The item is undecorated and has a brown patina.

Similar items recorded on the database have been attributed to the head of a Roman pin (NMS-ABAA90), the head of a Post Medieval bodkin (SWYOR-028423) and also recorded as unidentified (LEIC-7CAB26). Owing to the small size of this fragment it is difficult to determine with certainty its original use and date, being comparable to all three of the examples listed above.

The overall dimensions are as follows: 10.57mm in length, 7.34mm in width, 6.4mm in thickness and 1.98g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 10.57 mm
Width: 7.34 mm
Thickness: 6.4 mm
Weight: 1.98 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: Derbyshire Dales (District)
Parish or ward: Doveridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1947
Four figure Latitude: 53.01996369
Four figure longitude: -1.71821137
1:25K map: SK1947
1:10K map: SK14NE
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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