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Record ID: DOR-2014BB
Object type: DRESS PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy dress pin. The head and part of the shaft remain. The head is an inverted drop-shape with a slightly flattened end. It is decorated with parallel curving ridges and grooves. The shaft of the pin is sharply narrowed from the head. It is decorated with an incised crude spiral line. The rest of the remaining shaft is undecorated and tapers gently to the break. It has a circular cross section. Date: Late Medieval to Post Medieval - c. 1450 - 1650 Dimensions: 32.53 mm x 7.19 mm Weight: 2.84 g
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Sunday 8th July 2018
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Record ID: DOR-BF1D81
Object type: DRESS PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver gilt dress pin. The pin has a large spherical head of gilded filigree. There is a flat band around the head, dividing it into two hemispheres. The hemispheres are each decorated with five circles of wire containing four smaller circles set around a small central knop. The upper hemisphere has a small circle at the top, again with four smaller circles inside and a larger central knop. On the lower hemisphere the equivalent area is where the shaft of the silver pin emerges. The pin is not gilded and tapers to a sharp point. It is circular in cross section. There are traces of a…
Created on: Monday 15th October 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 9th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milton Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR408
Object type: DRESS PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Head of decorative dress pin. Cast copper alloy with ivory inlay. Circular domed pin head. - a thickened disk shape. Off centre drilled socket at back. Raised bosses around the sides. Circular ivory inlay housed in recess at frond and held in place by a central copper alloy rivet.
Created on: Wednesday 5th April 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weymouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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