- Museum number
Iron leaf-headed linch-pin. It has crescentic arms and a leaf-shaped head set at right angles to the stem and ending in a conical point. A pierced lug protrudes at right angles between the arms. The lower part of the stem is slightly recessed at the back. The section of the stem immediately below the head is decorated with an impressed divided-leaf shaped design.
- Production date
Length: 294 millimetres
- Curator's comments
From the Sandy Hoard.
This is the only one of the group (registration nos. 1915,1208.331-334) to have been cleaned, and this has revealed that the section of the stem immediately below the head is decorated with an impressed divided-leaf shaped design.
Bibliography: Manning 1964, 51, no. 1.
See Manning,W.H., 1964. A Roman Hoard of Ironwork from Sandy, Bedfordshire. Bedfordshire Archaeological Journal, V. II, pp.50-57
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number