Copper alloy and iron linch pin. The head is of copper alloy, and crescent-shaped. One side is plain, the other is dinset with red glass to give a series of interlocking curvilinear motifs. Below the main design are two shallow circular depressions, one above the other, which appear to have been made with a drill. In the centre of one is a small pit, in the centre of the other is a knob. It seems possible that originally each held an inlay of some material held in by a pin. The crescentic head has a rectangular sectioned projection ending in a narrow socket into which the top end of the iron shank is inserted. On each side of the rectangular projection is a circular inset, the original colour of which is uncertain. At the end of the shank, also attached by a bronze socket is a bronze shoe. Round the upper edge of this is a ridge which, in the centre of the front appears to have undergone some wear.
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