Ring-and-Dot Pin (1986/976-SF4)

A pin with a ring-and-dot pattern on the head from Little Chester, Derby

This copper alloy pin with a ring-and-dot pattern on the head was used for fastening cloaks. It was found on the site of Little Chester Roman fort. Pins like this were common in Ireland and the western British Isles, and spread further afield under Viking influence.

Object Type

Pin

Date

circa 750 — 950

Style

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Keywords

copper_alloy, Derby, Derby_Museums, Derbyshire, jewellery, Little Chester, pin