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Record ID: SF-E88A0B
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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An incomplete copper-alloy possibly Roman figurine, dating to AD 43-410. It depicts a crouched hare in a relaxed pose with the front legs stretched forward. The details of the back leg, the tail and the head are still visible; the long ears are extended rearwards. The base of the figurine respects the animal details but it bears a circular cross-sectioned broken protrusion, which might have been the upper part of a shaft. The figurine could be the head of a hair pin; for comparison see Crummy (1983, p. 31, fig. 31, no. 501). Length: 25.56 mm Width: 10.90 mm Height: 17.53 mm Weig…
Created on: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Birdbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-69931B
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy pin consisting of a spherical head and a small portion of the shaft. The head, known informally as 'wrythen-headed', is decorated with deep spiralling grooves. At the apex of the head there is a small indented cross. The shaft is circular in cross-section and has a diameter of 2.2mm beneath the head and 0.9mm at the break. Overall length: 24.8mm; maximum diameter of head: 7.0mm; height of head: 7.2mm. Weight: 1.90g. Although spherical heads with grooving are a feature of several of Cool's types of Roman pin (e.g. Cool 1990, Grou…
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-C29261
Object type: PIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy wire-wound head pin of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1200-1900. The pin has a globular head. A narrow neck connects the head to a slightly wider shaft. The exact use of this type of pin is still under discussion, they could be sewing pins or used as a dress fastener or hair pins. The metal is brown in colour and has been thoroughly cleaned. The pin is 25.2mm in length, 1.8mm thick and weighs 0.1g. Similar objects have been recorded on the database as LVPL-D980D2 and have been given a Medieval date. However, the Portable Antiquities Scheme Volunteer Rec…
Created on: Thursday 9th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
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Record ID: SF-30EF6B
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
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A copper-alloy Roman pin, dating to AD 43-410. it has a spherical head and an oval cross-sectioned shaft. The shaft has an expansion part at about half way down to the sharp tip. The shaft is slightly bent sideways in different points. The surface is abraded. Cf Cool's Group I, Sub-roup E (1990, p. 152, fig. I, no. 3). Length: 79.56 mm Diameter of the head: 5.40 mm Thickness of the shaft: 2.01 mm Thickness of the swollen part: 3.54 mm Weight: 2.59 g
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Knodishall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-06A06F
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A hollow spherical head of a dress pin in gilded silver, 14.7mm in diameter, with filigree decoration. A section of pin 19.7mm in length and 2.2mm in diameter remains, running through the pin head. The decoration consists of a sequence of five longitudinal S shaped spirals running around the head, with the lower portions offset to the upper to create an overlapping sequence . Smaller paired filigree borders are also present around the collar of the pin shaft and the top of the sphere. The pin head has suffered extensive damage to one side, which reveals the pin running through centre …
Created on: Tuesday 31st July 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
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Record ID: SF-481C25
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) hair pin, dating to AD 780-920. It has a rectangular faceted head (13 faces); the largest front and back faces bear four ring-and dot motifs while the other faces only one. Where the head joins the shaft there is a collar consisting of a circumferential raised line. The shaft is circular in cross-section; it breaks at 6.71 mm from the head. It is abraded. Length: 14.62 mm Width: 7.96 mm Thickness of the head: 4.04 mm Thickness of the shaft: 1.89 mm Weight: 1.35 g
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Birdbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-10D5DA
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy pin probably dating to the Roman period, c. 43-410 AD. Only the head survives, which is anthropomorphic in nature, depicting a human face looking outwards with moulded hair and facial features. The length is 13mm, the width is 11mm and the weight 2.30g. No parallel could be found for this object, though it seems to perhaps belong to Cool group 18 (pins with anthropomorphic heads) (1991).
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Street Hay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-F5778D
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman bone hair pin dating AD 150 - 400. The hair pin is a Greep type B6. The hair pin has a small rounded head with two incised grooves cut just below forming a collar. The pin shaft tapers to join the head and bulges outwards as it moves away and then tapers again towards a point, which is broken and now missing. Other Roman bone hairpins on the database are LON-CDD33A and LON-5225DD. Dimensions: length: 55.34mm; diameter: 5.32mm; weight: 1.81g. References: Crummy, N. 1995. The Roman small finds from excavations in Colchester 1971-1979. Colchester Archaeological Trus…
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-E7F1FB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy and gilded button brooch (c. 450 - c. 550). The pin, pin mechanism and most of the rim are missing. This brooch is sub-circular in plan and the surviving part of the rim is upturned and flares outwards at an angle of about 45°. The upper surface of the brooch is decorated with a central chip-carved anthropomorphic forward facing mask, within a raised circular border. The 'helmet' (or possibly hair) is formed of a curved line with horizontal blocks above. The eyebrows and nose are formed of a single element and the nose is a s…
Created on: Monday 11th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-A593BD
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Late Early-Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) anthropomorphic mount in the form of a human male mask facing forwards (c. 1000 - c. 1100). The mount is sub-triangular in plan. It is moulded and convex at the front and largely concave at the rear. The hair is represented by curls either side of a central lobe at the top. The eyes are roughly almond shaped but one is more rounded then the other and they are not symmetrical. The nose is small and triangular and is a continuation of the eyebrows. The mouth is defined by a short horizontal groove. A striking feature of the mask is th…
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-D8442C
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy mount in the form of an anthropomorphic, forward facing head. The mount is concavo-convex, with a protruding flat triangular nose in the centre; flanking the nose are incised oval eyes with a drilled pellet in the middle. Below the noise is a short horizontal recessed line for the mouth. And expanded border to the sides and top of the head form the hair, this has been decorated with a series of transverse recessed lines. In the centre of the back of the mount is a single rearward facing long integral pin that has a square cross section.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 4th June 2018
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Record ID: OXON-D34750
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy post-medieval hair, dress or hat pin, probably dating to the period AD 1500-1800. The shank is made from drawn wire and the head is globular shaped apparently moulded around the shank. There is no decoration. The colour of the metal suggests a 17th century date, if not later.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-43D7D5
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete and bent Roman copper alloy pin or hairpin with the lower part of the shank missing. There is no clearly defined head. The upper part widens slightly into an oval cross-section and th top is rounded abvoe an encircling groove. Extant length 58mm. Width 3.5mm. Cool 1990, Group 14 variant. Mid 1st - 4th century.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-43D204
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead Badge or Brooch of Medieval date (AD 1200-1500). The object is sub-circular in plan, with breaks around the circumference, and a portion missing resulting in the loss of the upper right corner of the object. The back of the object retains a longitudinal seam and two mall knops toward the lower end of the object. These would have formed the pin and catchplate of the object. The front of the object has an integral design consisting of a raised, circumferential border with repeating transverse grooves, creating a beaded effect. The centre of the object is decorated with…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-409202
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy hair pin, 54mm in length and 8mm thick with a weight of 2.62grams. The pin is complete but damaged. It has a spherical head with a flattened top, which is decorated with radiating incised lines eminating from the centre of the flat top. Where the head joins the shaft it has a double rounded collar. . The object fits Cool type 13 'grooved head with concave bases' .
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-2E60D2
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy pin of possible Roman date, c.AD 43 - 410. The pin comprises a conical head with a smaller integral inverted cone projecting from the top. The remains of a circular sectioned shaft project centrally from the base of the head and terminates in a worn break. The metal has a mid-green patina and is extremely worn. The pin is 11.5mm long, the head is 4.3mm in diameter at the top, 7mm in diameter at the widest point and the shaft is 1.7mm in diameter. The pin weighs 1.3g. Similar examples have been recorded as YORYM-D65BBA and YORYM-35E854. Conical pins of metal…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: DENO-447332
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy hair pin of early medieval date (8th to 10th century AD). It has a polyhedral head (Rogers type 2) formed from a chamfered cuboid, dented and abraided. Each of the lozenge shaped faces is decorated with an incised ring and dot. It has a thin (1.4 mm) circular sectioned shaft with a small collar where it joins the head. The shaft terminates 11 mm below the collar in what appears to be an old break. The head is 10 mm long and 5.6 mm wide. The object weighs 1.6 g.
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-71EE2C
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver pin of Roman or Early Medieval date, about AD 43 - 850. It has a flattened globular head without a collar below. The flattened upper face is incised with a cross or X with one arm very worn. The base of the head is also flattened. The incomplete shaft is circular in section and 2.5mm diameter. The lower part of the pin is missing. The pin is 25.6mm long, 7.7mm diameter. 3.1g. The pin can be paralled by pins of Roman date (cf. Cool 1990, Group 2, fig. 1.5) but it could equally be Anglo-Saxon. For comparisons see the globular headed types from Flixborough (Evans &…
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 27th June 2018
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Record ID: BUC-71479D
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
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 towards the terminal rounded point. There are two points where the shank is worn, before and after the bend.The pin has a dark brown patina. It measures 45.2mm in length, 14.7mm in width, and weighs 4.31g. C.f. Cool 1991, page 157, Figure 5, number 3.
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: BUC-711592
Object type: HAIR 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 a worn break. The pin is very worn, and has a dark green patina. It measures 35.6mm in length, 7.5mm in maximum width, and weighs 1.85g. C.f. Cool 1991, page 157, Figure 5, number 3.
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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