Ring-Headed Pin (SWYOR-E57351)

A copper-alloy ring-headed pin found in Withern with Stain, Lincolnshire

The ringed pin was a form of dress fastener which developed as a result of contact between artisans in the Celtic West and sub-Roman Britain. The type became very popular in Ireland, being ultimately adopted by the Hiberno-Norse during the Viking period. In form it comprised a pin with a ring inserted through a looped, perforated or pierced head.

Object Type

Pin

Date

circa 800 — 1200

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

copper_alloy, Insular, Ireland, Irish_Sea, Lincolnshire, pin, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, Viking

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

This object is related to Withern with Stain, Lincolnshire.
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Acknowledgements

(c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme