- Museum number
Large copper alloy pin with tapering conical shaft and balustered head, with an incised line around the circumference of the pin at the base of the head. Possibly the terminal of a copper alloy and iron linch pin, although the long tapering copper alloy pin would be unusual. One side of the pin is heavily encrusted with iron corrosion, supporting the suggestion that this formed part of a larger object which included iron components.
- Production date
- 50BC - AD100
Diameter: 4.71 millimetres (at tip)
Diameter: 14.58 millimetres (at widest point)
Length: 53.40 millimetres
Weight: 32 grammes
- Curator's comments
- This type of pin is most closely paralleled by Palk’s (1992) Type IIa (Iron linch pins with baluster-headed copper alloy terminals).
Palk, N., 1992. Metal horse harness of the British and Irish Iron Ages. Unpublished DPhil thesis, University of Oxford.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Metal-detected find. Metal detectorist has requested to stay anonymous.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Treasure/PAS number: 2011T382 (Treasure Number)
Treasure/PAS number: DUR-2289E8 (PAS number)