Ring-and-Dot Pin (1986/976-SF4)
A pin with a ring-and-dot pattern on the head from Little Chester, Derby, Derbyshire
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.
- circa 750 — 950
- Viking Objects
- Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- copper_alloy, Derby, Derby_Museums, Derbyshire, jewellery, pin
You can see the original at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
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Langley, Richard, ‘Notes on late Saxon pins from Ticknall, and Little Chester,’ Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 110 (1990), 56-59 at p. 58.
Wheeler, H. M., ‘North-West sector excavations 1979-80’ Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 105 (1985), 38-153 at p. 141
Brooches, Pendants and Pins: Scandinavian Dress Accessories in England.