A ring-headed pin without its ring from Full Street, Derby, Derbyshire. (c) Derby Museum and Art Gallery
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.