Ring-headed Pin (1981/166-2568)

A ring-headed pin without its ring from Full Street, Derby, Derbyshire

This copper alloy ring-headed pin was used for fastening cloaks and discovered during excavations at Full Street, Derby. Pins like this were common in Ireland and the western British Isles, and spread further afield under Viking influence.

Object Type

Pin

Date

circa 800 — 1199

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Keywords

copper_alloy, Derby, Derby_Museums, Derbyshire, Full_Street, Irish, jewellery, pin