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Record ID: YORYM-698254
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy pin of Roman date, c.AD 43 - 410. The head of the pin is biconical with a beaded median ridge and a cross formed of parallel grooves to the upper hemisphere. A circular sectioned shaft extends from the centre of the lower hemisphere, tapering in diameter to a worn break. The metal has a dark green/brown patina and is worn. The pin is 45.8mm long, 8mm in diameter at the head, 2.2mm in diameter at the shaft and weighs 3.1g. Similar pins have been recorded as LEIC-7D7996, SF-6D904A, NMS-1A4999 and YORYM-7A89E6.
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
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Record ID: OXON-5457BD
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete copper alloy Roman hair or dress pin dating from the 1st or 2nd centuries AD. The pin has a cylindrical head with a collar top and bottom. The pin head is decorated with multiple incised or moulded diagonal lines in opposing directions, creating a raised honeycomb effect. On the flat of the top of the head is an incised 'X', set off-centre. The complete shank of the pin is circular in section and tapers to a point form the centre of the head's lower collar. The pin is in very good condition with a lovely blue-green patina. The condition suggests it has not been in the plough…
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
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Record ID: BUC-70C61A
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Milton Keynes
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An incomplete, copper alloy, Roman pin, AD.43-400. The pin comprises a conical head with engraved lines set out in a trianglular pattern. Below the head the pin tapers sharply to the pin shank which itself tapers to a broken point. A similar example in silver can be seen in Crummy 1981 pg.29 no.480
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd November 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-567BD8
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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Roman copper alloy faceted cuboid pin with a broken circular shank. The head is rectangular with a facet at each corner. The surface of the pinhead has an abraded surface with a mid green-grey patina.
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Last updated: Friday 30th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wragby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-406D7D
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Milton Keynes
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A complete copper alloy Roman hair pin, dating to c.1st to 2nd Century AD, group 6. The pin has a flat discoidal head, on the top there is an incised cross. the underneath curves into a narrow neck, this then widens out into a rounded triangular shape. The pin then narrows again, and is then flanked by two raised collars. Below this the shaft of the pin extends, there is a bend just below, with a crack in the centre of the shaft. The shaft gradually narrows to a blunt point. The pin has a mid green patina, and measures 103.1mm in length, 7.8mm in width, and weighs 6.43g. C.f. Cool 19…
Created on: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd November 2018
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Record ID: FAJN-3F3FC1
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Roman pin of Cool Group 5 (Cool 1990: 157, fig 4.5). The pin is circular in section, the shaft tapering from top to bottom. The head is formed of a wider section divided into two groups. The lower section consists of four bands of unequal size, each divided by a groove. This tapers upwards to another band with groove above and a dome-shaped top. The shaft is straight, with a small bend towards the tip although the original end of the pin appears to be missing. The pin is 98mm in length, 5mm at its widest point and weights 3.74.
Created on: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Childrey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-EED4B5
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman (1st to 4th centuries) copper alloy pin: The pin head is an asymmetrical bi-conical which tapers towards the integral pin shaft. The shaft protrudes from the base of the pin head and only a fragment remains. The break is not recent. The pin has a well developed dark green patina. The pin measures 12.26mm long, 8.87mm diameter. It weighs 2.72g. The pin probably dates to the Roman period. It falls into the Cool typology Group 1, a knob head type. Cool, H. 1990 'Roman Metal Hair Pins From Southern Britain' Archaeological Journal Volume 147 pp. 148-182.
Created on: Friday 16th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
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Record ID: BUC-9B2503
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Milton Keynes
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An incomplete copper alloy hair pin of probable Roman date, c. AD 43-200 AD. The pin has a plain globular head with a flattened top and no collar underneath. The lower part of the head narrows to the shaft, which is circular in cross-section ending in a worn break soon after the head. It is dark shiny green colour, and is 15.3mm in length, 11.7mm in width, and weighs 4.17g.
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd November 2018
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Record ID: BUC-9A135C
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Roman hair pin of group 6 type, dating from the late 1st to early 2nd century AD. The hair pin has a discoidal head, which narrows to the shank.There is raised collar below the head, then a groove. The shank is circular in cross section with a bend in it, narrowing slightly before curving slightly to a worn break. The pin has a dark green patina. It measures 41.9mm in length, 6.4mm in width, and weighs 2.76g. C.f. Cool 1991, page 157, Figure 5, number 3.
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd November 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-322888
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy pin. The pin has a cylindrical head which tapers slightly to a collar and concave flute, leading to another collar and a ribbed reel which ends in a smaller collar and the pin, circular in cross section, tapers in diameter to the base.
Created on: Friday 26th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-5BCB97
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Pin of Roman date (AD 43-410). The object is composed of a square head with an integral sub-circular shaft which is waisted below the head. The shaft expands below the waisted portion and tapers in towards the pointed tip. There is no indication of decoration. Length: 62.52mm, Width: 5.58mm, Thickness: 5.56mm, Thickness (head): 8.08mm, Weight: 8.2g. The metal has a mid-green pitted patina. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database: GLO-76DEA3, BUC-DF20E2 and WMID-1DF801 The object is possibly a Fowler Type E
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: WMID-F2D2F7
Object type: PIN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: 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 w…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: GLO-77576A
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy hair pin with an ovoid head that has a series of linear vertical groves running around its circumference. Below is a collar with a narrowed waist that separates the head from the shaft. The shaft 2mm in diameter long and truncated so it is only 16mm long.
Created on: Friday 5th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotswolds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-B686A8
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy pinhead, Length: 20 mm, width: 9 mm, thickness: 8 mm, weight: 5.73 g, The object is incomplet andhas a rectangular head and a circular cross sectioned shaft , 4 mm in diameter. The head is plain with teh exception of each corner being cut away to produce afacetted effect. It is similar to SWYOR-8D2FC3 and IOW-C79E47
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-7D7996
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy pin, 34mm long, 14mm in diameter and with a weight of 10.69g. The object has a circular cross sectioned shaft, 4mm in diameter, which is incomplete. At its upper edge it has a slight raised collar which sits below its bi-conically shaped, circular cross sectioned head. The object is quite worn and any decoration is not visible. It is similar in form to IOW-31C631 LVPL-0F3C14 YORYM-7A89E6.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-7C2008
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy pin dating from 43 to 410AD. It has a triangular shaped, circular cross sectioned head with a flat top. It has gently tapering sides which are decorated with a series of vertical incisions. These are broken up by a central rounded depression. The head merges into the shaft and the pin is bent and missing its tip. The pin shares similarities with Cool group 6 pins but is a closer match for Cool group 19, which is a Roman type but not firmly dated. Similar to LEIC-37F80D. The length is 30mm, the width is 13mm the weight 2.76g.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-03AF61
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragmented roman pin possibly of 1st-2nd century AD. Description: The pin has a median length tapering shank which has snapped just after a swelling collar. The head is roughly globular with a slight indent between the head and the shank by a wide flat swollen collar. The break between collar and shank has occurred in antiquity although perhaps not as old as the loss of the pin. Measurements: 79.86mm, 7.95mm (wide at the head, diameter) and 5.25g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
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Record ID: BUC-189DC9
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy needle [possibly for netting] dating from the Roman to Post Medieval period (AD 43 - 1700). The needle is rectangular in cross section, and exhibits a rounded upper terminal which tapers into the shaft. This terminates in a break. An oval aperture is present at the rounded end.
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-9A10F5
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy pin head. The design is in the form of a stylised beehive, 6.9mm in length, comprising five concentric bands of decreasing diameter, the lower of which has cable decoration around its circumference.The shaft is 2.5mm in diameter and has broken off 7.2mm from the head.
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2018
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Record ID: GLO-F26D85
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy pin with finely detailed head consisting of a globular head followed by a triple ring/narrow wasted collar with rounded base/double ring that is decorated with hatched lines and a tapering shaft at the base.
Created on: Monday 30th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 3rd August 2018
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