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Record ID: DOR-514CD7
Object type: PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy Iron Age ring headed pin dating to the period c. 300BC - AD50. The pin consists of a circular head with a circular perforation. The shank of the pin projects from the bottom of the ring-head and features a circular perforation with a cylindrical rivet in situ. The pin bends at a slight angle just below the rivet and then curves back in the opposite direction, tapering along its length. The ring-head measures 28.26mm in dimater with an internal diameter of 13.58mm and is 7.91mm thick. The pin has a smooth dark brown patina. This object has been published in Gree…
Created on: Wednesday 8th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St. Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B37E55
Object type: PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy and coral mount of uncertain function (most likely the head of a dress pin, see note). The object is of composite construction The lower part is hexagonal in outline with a wide central aperture containing the domed upper section of (probable) coral with a central. separate copper alloy pin. The sides of the lower part are decorated with chevrons formed of raised oval ridges with dotted lines oitlining them and some of the spaces between infilled with moulded cross hatching. At the back of the lower section is a central shallow angular recess and some iron staining indi…
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Monday 11th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sixpenny Handley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B177D4
Object type: PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy pin. The shaft is circular in cross section and tapers to the break point (from 3.12 mm to 2.49 mm) The head is disc shaped and has a concentric ridge framing a groove around a central domed projection. Below the head is a narrow ridge or collar around the shaft. Dr Kevin Leahy has suggested an Iron Age date for this pin. Date: Iron Age - 500 - 200 BC Dimensions: 41.25 mm x 7.99 mm (diameter of head) Weight: 2.2 g
Created on: Monday 10th January 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradford Peverell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP3682
Object type: PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper-alloy pin. One end is cylindrical and has thirteen concentric ridges around its diameter. The shank is cast integrally with the terminal and lies perpendicular to it. The shank has a strong curve, which at its top, flattens out and becomes a straight, circular-sectioned bar which terminates in a narrow collar followed by a rounded knop. The upper surface of the straight part of the shank is decorated with two leaf-shaped mouldings, with curving lines between them which also have stamped circular motifs along the external edge,. Slightly mottled, mid-dark green smooth pat…
Created on: Tuesday 15th April 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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