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Record ID: NMS-604A88
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete and distorted Roman hairpin of Cool (1990) Group 5, point missing. Flat terminal above horizontal groove, then a group of diagonal or spiral grooves and then a group of six horizontal grooves. Extant length (unbent) 78mm. Diameter of top 4.6mm. Probably 2nd century, but possibly earlier or later.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8EFE87
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Roman copper alloy hairpin, head comprises a small conical terminal with five radiating notches, above an ovoid head and collar. The shank is square-sectioned with chamfered edges, broken, point missing. Extant length 62mm. Diameter of ovoid head 3.5mm. Cool 1990, Group 3. Probably 2nd century.
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
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Record ID: KENT-122545
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy hammer shaped hair or votive pin, likely of late Roman date, c.4th century AD. Description: The pin is cast and probably drawn or hammered with a round section shank, which remains 40mm long from the base of the head to the worn or broken point of the shank. The shank tapers gently from the head downwards and is slightly more ovoid in section from the top. The shank meets an integrally cast head, which is in the form of a claw hammer, with bevelled upper surfaces, a central rhomboid flat area representing the top of the haft, and a downward angled claw; the slot b…
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd March 2018
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Record ID: NLM-7B4F64
Object type: AMULET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible amulet. Cast object with a shank of rounded section separating expanded ends. One takes the form of an oval face with lentoid eyes with blue enamel insets, and the other is a hand with four fingers on one side and the thumb on the other, with ferrous material possibly adhering. This is tentatively suggested to be an amulet; if so, it was presumably retained by a tied fastening at its narrower point. The ferrous material at one end might, however, point to an alternative identification as a knife handle, in which case the conceit may be of the modelled hand graspin…
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th April 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EB45E3
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Head of a Roman copper alloy hairpin in the form of an acorn. Above a collar the cup is engraved with cross-hatching and the nut is topped by a nipple. Extant length 19mm. Diameter 7.5mm. Mid 1st - 4th century.
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Record ID: WREX-E73488
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy pin most likely dating from the Roman Period. The pin head is reminiscent of a poppy-head shape. The top of the head has an incised cross; the sides have incised chevrons. The shaft of the pin tapers to a point, but has been bent at the mid point. The head of the pin has a dark brown patina with some small areas of corrosion. The shaft of the pin is corroded and only some of the original surface survives. Diameter of the pin head: 13mm; height of pin head: 14.6mm; length of shaft: 17.5mm; weight: 21.3g
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanynys', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-57B348
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy fragment from a hairpin of Roman date. The object depicts an elongated dog or lion, mounted on a decorated platform. The animal has a narrow face with protruding pellet eyes and lentoid ears against the head but with an incised indentation to the back of each ear. The mouth is open with the snout projecting parallel to the lower lip. The body of the animal slopes downwards towards its tail, which is wide at the top and narrowing to its end, which is towards the right leg and defined by incised lines against each leg. The legs and tail are fused to form a roughly circular…
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th March 2018
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Record ID: WILT-03C5FB
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy zoomorphic clasp with decorative rigid integral plate, dating to c AD 1250 - 1400. An oval frame expands at the outer end of the clasp into a sub rectangular piece, convex U shape in section, which is the head of a beast, with broad nose or snout, cheeks, almond shape eyes with pronounced brow ridge, and, on the frame itself, moulded longitudinal ridges which represent the hair. On each side of the frame are moulded representations of pointed ears. The integral rectangular plate, also a convex U shape in section, is decorated wth a central spine-like lo…
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: DOR-E89B72
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy dress or hair pin. Only the head and a very small portion of the stem survives. The head is cuboid and rectangular in cross-section, each panel is faceted, with cut corners and a flat lozengiform front panel. The stem is circular in cross-section and bent out of shape. Date: Roman - c. 250 - 450 AD Dimensions: 15.76 mm x 6.94 mm Weight: 2.97 g Similar pins have been recorded on the database: WAW-7421DC, SF-DC75CA, SWYOR-8D2FC3. In database record DOR-53ACEF for a similar object, Lucy Bevan notes that that example belongs to Cool's (1990, 164) …
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: SF-D47D54
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Post Medieval hair pin, dating to AD 1485-1603. The surviving pin head consists of a circular domed upper element soldered with an inverted conical lower element. The pin shaft runs longitudinally through the head projecting with a flat boss on top of the domed element; at the lower end of the head, the fragment of the surviving pin is bent. The head is decorated with filigree all over the surface depicting a series of cirlces motifs and pellets. Traces of gilding or white metal coating still present. Length: 23.54 mm Diameter: 13.60 mm Thickness of…
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rendlesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-C2DE91
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) hair pin. It has a cylindrical shaft, which tapers towards the missing pointed end, while the head of the pin is created by folding and slightly flattening its thicker end. It can be assigned to the Loop-headed Type in Ross (1991, p. 201). The date is AD 500-600. Length: 68.78 mm Width: 6.21 mm Diameter: 3.78 mm Weight: 3.57 g
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rendlesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-5D332D
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy dress or possible hair pin probably of early medieval date (c. AD 800-1066). The pin has a long, circular sectioned shank with a point at one end and an expanded and flatted terminal at the head. At the terminal end the shank expands into a flattened V-shaped neck with a rolled terminal. The central section of the shank has a differennt patins to the rest of the pin and may be evidence of wear. It is possible that this pin is from a large annular brooch but equally it shares similarities with roll-headed pins of early medieval date. A similar example i…
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BERK-5CD4E9
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy dress or hair pin of Late Iron Age / Roman date. The pin has four ribbed collars at the head as decoration and a short, circular sectioned shank terminating in a sharp point. It seems likely that the shank had broken and been resharpened. Suggested date 100 BC - AD 409.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BERK-DB4E15
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gilded copper alloy, pear shaped face mask mount dating to the period c. AD 600 - 700. The object is flat and in the form of a horned head. The circular face has rounded eyes set with red stones (either garnets or coloured glass), above pronounced cheeks. The beard is triangular with the ends of the moustache extending beyond. The hair appears uncovered but then develops into two decorated crescent extensions (the horns), meeting centrally above the face with what might be an eagle, and/or serpent heads. With verdigris eruptions on the surface, the gilding is fragmentary but clear. …
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th March 2018
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Record ID: NLM-C489B1
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy pin fragment. Pin, Cool Group 5C. Cast elongated head from a decorated hair pin, with multiple horizontal grooves interspersed with mouldings, two facetted, and with a tiny flat collared top. The shank is lost; the scar where it was suggests a diameter of 3.4mm at its upper end. This must have been made with a lathe, with the facets added by hand thereafter. The type appears throughout the Roman period though is most common in [the most productive] 2nd-century contexts. Given its fine decoration, a use in Romanised coiffure may be suggested. Suggested date: Roman, 100-410…
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-321F7A
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy Roman hair pin. It has a globular head with a flattened top; the shaft has a circular cross-section with a slight swelling in the last third segment of its length before tapering in a pointed end. The shaft is bent into a U-shape almost at its middle point. 2nd-4th century in date. Length: 66.02 mm Width: 7.34 mm Thickness: 2.53 mm Weight: 3.00 g
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E19596
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval (Middle Saxon) hair pin. It has a spherical head with a collar above cylindrical shaft; only 7.95 mm of the shaft remaining. The head has a single ring-and-dot decoration. For example of the type see Tester et Al (EA Archaeology, 2014, p.231, fig. 8.4, no. 2772). Dating to AD 720-850. Length: 16.65 mm Width: 8.50 mm Tickness: 2.17 mm Weight: 2.74 g
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rendlesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E0ECE8
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Roman hair pin. The head has a conical shape with a collar at the junction with the round sectioned shaft. The shaft slightly swells towards the middle and tapers again in sharp point. For an example of the Type see Cool (1990, p152, fig. 1, no. 6)., which dates to 2nd-4th century AD. Length: 80.50 mm Width: 6.35 mm Tickness: 2.90 mm Weight: 2.71 g
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rendlesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-900793
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy hair pin, 76mm in length, and 5mm in diameter at the swelling, with a weight of 6.65grams. The object consists of a circular head with a semi-circular cross section, 8mm in diameter and 5mm high. This sits above a circular cross sectioned pin which swells towards its centre an dthen tapers towards a point. It has been bent slightly near its tip. The pin can be classed as Cool group 1, having a knob head type E, and with a swelling on the upper part of the shaft, This is a type common in East Anglia. Cool (1990), Archaeology Journal 147.
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-8E94FC
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval, silver, hair pin or bodkin, inscribed Francis Willium AD.1600-1700. The object comprises a long, thick, tapering needle-like pin that has been bent double, the inscription being on the inside of the bend. The pin is composed of a Y shaped head, where the 'thread' hole has broken. Below this are two circular sections, each decorated, set above a rectangular collar separating the head from the main body of the pin. Below the collar it runs parallel for approximately half its length before tapering gently to a rounded point. The two circles are decorated, front and ba…
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shrewton Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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