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Record ID: NMGW-1DA363
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval silver bodkin-type dress pin. The object is the lower shaft and point of a silver bodkin-type dress-pin. The lower end of the slot on the bodkin survives, and it is likely that when complete it also had a perforation (eye) at one end. The shaft has a flattened quadrangular cross-section with bevelled edges, and is undecorated. The pin is bent, and has not received any conservation. Length (bent) 64.3mm; maximum width 4mm; maximum thickness 1.7mm; weight 3.08g.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-4A61A6
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The object is a silver bodkin-type dress-pin with slot and perforation (eye) at one end, and tapering to a point at the other end. The shaft has a flattened quadrangular cross-section with bevelled edges, and is undecorated. On one face, below the slot, is a stamped hallmark .W. The pin is bent, and has not received any conservation. Length overall 109.2mm; maximum width 3.8mm; maximum thickness 2mm; weight 6.47g. This type of object is now generally recognised as a bodkin of seventeenth-century date. Similar finds from have been made at Clavering, Essex (TAR 2004, no. 245)…
Created on: Friday 7th August 2015
Last updated: Friday 7th August 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-91F46E
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The object is a silver bodkin-type dress-pin with ear scoop on one end, and tapering to a point at the other end. The shaft has a flattened quadrangular cross-section, and engraved on both sides between the head and threading hole is a flower-head motif, with a flower repeated below the eye. The pin is bent, and has not received any conservation.
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Friday 18th July 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-C90A23
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The bodkin is complete but distorted and bent around its mid-section (with a distorted length of 70.4mm, a straightened length of approximately 142mm and a weight of 10.5g). The bodkin has a bowl terminal (5.6mm wide and 2.5mm deep) surmounted on the top of the shaft, which has a aperture, now filled with sediment. The top of the shaft has straight and near-parallel sides (5.3mm wide and 2.3mm thick), which are faceted to produce a hexagonal section. The top third of the bodkin is decorated on both faces with rectangular panels filled with incised geometric decoration and defined by tr…
Created on: Tuesday 25th February 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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