BUC-F2D47B: Early medieval pin

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PIN

Unique ID: BUC-F2D47B

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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 rectangular with the corners cut off, the sides are irregular triangular and lozenge shapes. The larger panels on the sides have a raised ring with a punched dot inside. Below the head is a worn raised collar, this is worn. The shaft decends from the base of the head, before terminating in a worn break. It is circular in cross section. The pin has a light green patina. The pin measures 19.3mm in length, 5.3mm in width, 3.9mm in thickness, and weighs 1.30g.

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: 19.3 mm
Width: 5.3 mm
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Weight: 1.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 18th August 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 4864

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Haversham-cum-Little Linford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8344
Four figure Latitude: 52.0881365
Four figure longitude: -0.79002528
1:25K map: SP8344
1:10K map: SP84SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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